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Runners and walkers take strides to help health initiatives at Mississippi River Run

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Over 400 runners and walkers crossed the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge Saturday morning into Hannibal.

It was part of the annual Mississippi River Run hosted by the Hannibal Clinic Health Services.

Participants had the option of doing a 5.5K or a 10K, and both races ended downtown Hannibal.

Organizers say the race is an opportunity to promote healthy living in the community.

"It's important to get up and get active as a family because if your kids see you active they're more likely to be active as well. This race was designed for families to get up and get their bodies moving," said race director Ginny Webb.

The funds raised from the run will go toward various health initiatives in the community.

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