Feel Good Running

Running prevents disease, promotes weight loss, and reduces stress. In addition to all those benefits, running at the Firefighters 5K on Sunday will also stroke your inner humanitarian as you raise money for the firefighter fund and muscular dystrophy. With the waves crashing on one side, and the quaint shops on the opposite, the run will be a quick, flat, and straightforward route on the Hollywood Broadwalk. If you do the conversion and realize 5K is really a daunting 3.1 miles, walking is permitted too. And then, if you remember the sun and the humidity and Saturday night's tequila shots, you can always show your support by standing on the sidelines, in the shade, and with an Italian ice in hand. The tenth-annual Firefighters 5K Run will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday at Charnow Park, located at 300 Connecticut St. in Hollywood. Preregistration costs $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers, and $35 on the day of the race. Call 954-474-4074, or visit active.com.
Sun., Sept. 8, 7 a.m., 2013
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Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
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