Reason #3 - You'll be reminded that happiness is a state of being, not a destination. Below, a young boy cheers me on as I run by his home.
Reason #4 - You'll meet like-minded adventurously active people and make new life connections.
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Reason #5 - You'll remember that it's better to give than to receive. Veteran marathoner Vivian Lombillo gives local runners T-shirts from her favorite running store in Queens, Quantum Sports.
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