HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Wednesday is Global Running Day, and millions of runners around the world took a pledge to get up, get out and go for a run at lunchtime.
The event is also known as "RUNchtime" for regular runners.
Runners are encouraged to invite a non-runner to hit the road with them and let them know that any running counts.
Local runner Mostafa Khannouchi shared his passion for running.
He encouraged runners to achieve and set new goals for themselves and that running can change their lives.
He recommended that new runners go through a foot evaluation to help determine the right shoes for their feet to avoid any potential injuries.
"Wearing the right shoe, it will change your life too because you don't want to struggle with a lot of injuries," Khannouchi said. "If you wear the perfect shoe, you are going to avoid a lot of injuries like (in the) knees."
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