Mark Zuckerbeg’s “A Year Of Running” Challenge Creates Community Of Runners On Facebook

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If you’re still looking for a New Year’s Resolution, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may have an idea in store for you.

The billionaire founder of your mom’s favorite social networking site (aka, a place for her to share her ‘feelings’) has a new goal for 2016: running.

Zuckerberg announced that he’s planning to run 365 miles in 2016 — which is a mile a day, except for a sacred “rest day” that the leap year accounts for. To encourage the rest of the world to join him, Zuckerberg started a Facebook group called A Year of Running,” and invited users to join him. So far, the group has over 95,000,000 members.

In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg explained:

“This is a lot of running, but it’s not a crazy amount. It’s a mile a day, and at a moderate pace it’s less than 10 minutes of running per day.”

This challenge comes after Zuckerberg’s 2015 intention, which was “A Year of Books” where he read a new book every two weeks.

Initially, Zuckerberg interacted with a number of users responding to his post. He informed them he uses the Nike+ running app to track mileage. Now, the group has evolved into a public forum for all runners to ask questions, share personal stories, and give advice.

Well, you’ve found yourself a support group! Want to join them? Start running today!

Image via Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook

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