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Posted by: on July, 24 2015

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It’s a simple mission to get more people enjoying the sport we love.

The idea behind #GetSomeoneRunning is pretty simple: Offer to go for a run with someone who isn’t running. Then run with them!

It doesn’t matter how far, or how fast. A simple jog around the block is an excellent first step—literally. The idea is to get someone—a friend, a spouse, a colleague, a child, anyone—to take up the sport we love.

(If a run isn’t possible to start, here’s info about taking your first steps toward running.)

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After that first outing, schedule a second run. And then a third, and so on.

Share your progress on social media by using the hashtag #GetSomeoneRunning. We’ll be on the lookout for success stories, however small or big, and will feature some on social media and on RunnersWorld.com.

This effort is the brainchild of Bill Strickland, Editor-in-Chief of Bicycling, who wants to get more people riding bikes. He explains the concept here. The same principle applies to running, and the same program applies to #GetSomeoneRunning.

Need a real-life example of how someone got started? Read our Rodale colleague Lauren Lacodeour’s account here. You could easily help someone follow a path similar to Lauren’s.

It really is simple: Just #GetSomeoneRunning.