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      National Running Day 2013 celebrated nationwide

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      Runners nationwide are lacing their shoes up a little tighter Wednesday in celebration of National Running Day.

      The event, which is a collaboration of 13 organizations and races including USA Track & Field and the Marine Corps Marathon, is held annually on the first Wednesday of June to promote exercise, running and healthy activities.

      At least nine group runs have been scheduled for Wednesday in concert with National Running Day in the D.C. area, including events in the District, Alexandria, Arlington, Vienna, Falls Church and Fort Belvoir.

      This is the fifth year which organizers have collaborated to hold National Running Day.