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VIRGINIA BEACH -- People who like to run and those who prefer walking are at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront forNational 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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