Running is great exercise and it lifts spirits and helps build a sense of camaraderie.
Many in Virginia Beach know the power and inspiration of running. In mid-March each year, the city hosts the Shamrock Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8k. There are also events for children and walkers are welcome. Spectators can join in the festivities and cheer on participants. The beauty of running is that all walks of life can take part. You don’t have to be a competitor to enjoy it.
Whether you’re fulfilling a New Year’s resolution, training for your first big race, or interested in the health benefits of running, your library has lots of useful materials to help you reach your goal.
For motivation, try:
Really on the go? Download an e-book:
Ready to run?
- “Run, Run, Run” by The Psychedelic Furs
- “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen
- “4:33 AM (Running Shoes)” by Roger Waters
- “Running on Ice” by Billy Joel
- “Run It!” by Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana
You can also download songs from the albums “Run to Cadence” with various U.S. Armed Forces, or simply create your own running/walking playlist to any number of hits available for free download at www.VBgov.com/music
Now, ready, set, GO!