Why do you run?

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Whether you're in it for the health benefits, friendship or you just like the competition, everyone has a reason they run.

Everyone has a story about how they got started running and their running motivation. Running has many physical, emotional and mental benefits that can urge you to lace up your running shoes.

The first time I ran a mile was my freshman year of college. I was a new girl in a new town, a beautiful town, and I couldn't think of a better way to greet my new surroundings than taking a jog across the cobblestones of peninsular Charleston as I made my way down to the Battery.

It was such a refreshing end to my long day of studying that I did it again the next day, and every day for the next six years.

I kept running because my friends encouraged me to keep up the habit, the same friends I run for now.

So why do you run? Some get into running for the health benefits, and hope to lose weight. Some run for a good cause.

WMBF News wants to know why you're running in the Myrtle Beach Marathon this weekend. Log on to the WMBF News Facebook fan page and let us know what gets you to the finish line.

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