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The benefits of running are plastered everywhere. The internet, Social Media, Billboards, and posters.

It’s good for losing weight. Did you know that it is the second most effective exercise in terms of calories burned per minute?

….Improving your health.  Running can raise your levels of good cholesterol, boost your immune system, and lower your risk of developing blood clots.

….Releasing stress.  Running forces your body to exert excess energy and hormones.  Running also helps to reduce your chances of developing tension headaches.

….Boosting your confidence. Running will boost your confidence and self-esteem. As you reach your running goals, you will feel a greater sense of empowerment.

There are 5k’s (3.1 miles), 10k’s (6.2 miles), Half Marathons (13.6 miles), and Marathons (26.2 miles).

There are runs that you are chased by Zombies, runs in the mud, runs on trails, runs for every taste and length.

Some upcoming runs in June arePaul Richey Memorial Run

The Paul Richey Memorial Run in Oil City on June 14

The Presque Isle Half Marathon in Erie on June 20

Hell’s Hollow Mudd Run in Mercer PA on June 14

2014 Spirit of Gettysburg 5K on June 21

These are only a few of the upcoming races in June this year. You can go online to find many more for any month of the year.

Run for fitness or run for fun. Many of the races have entries for walkers too!

Begin a healthier lifestyle and get out and enjoy the weather. Take a run or walk. Move!

~Cheryl Pastor, Social Media Specialist

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