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Thousands start off new year by running, walking

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Thousands laced up their sneakers Wednesday in Atlanta, declaring their commitments to living healthy.

The Commitment Day 5K fun walk/run kicked off its second year with tens of thousands in 35 cities across the nation committing to healthy eating, exercise, family, respect, giving and a healthy planet in 2014.

The Atlanta run was held in Piedmont Park and was created by Life Time.

The Atlanta Track Club held its own New Year's Day run in Kennesaw.

Atlanta Track Club's Resolution Run 5K and 10K was held at Barrett Summit Office Park.

The family-friendly event also featured a One Mile Fun Run for ages seven and up and Kilometer Kids Dash for children six and under.

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