Oceanfront marks National Running Day today

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 4 at 7:15 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- People who like to run and those who prefer walking are at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for National Running Day.

They set off at 6 a.m. from the boardwalk at 31st Street.

Since 2009, the country's foremost running organizations have worked together to celebrate the sport on the first Wednesday of June. In Virginia Beach, race management company J&A Racing is hosting the event. Officials say the run/walk event highlights the importance of living a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the beautiful place we live.

Other runs are in Williamsburg; nationwide, 151 communities are celebrating running and walking.

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