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Today, June 2, is National Running Day. If you've been looking for an excuse to get moving and enjoy the summer weather, take advantage of the late sunlight after work and get out for a run in Crown Heights! New York Road Runners will have a table set up with information about running for newbies and old hands alike at Grand Army Plaza, but you don't have to venture all the way to Olmstead's favorite park (that's right, Central Park, he and Vaux improved with age) to enjoy a great scenic run. Crown Heights has some spectacular, tree-lined, architecturally beautiful streets to take in, as well as a few of its own lovely parks. If you're looking for routes, I mapped a four-ish mile trek around the neighborhood that hit a few of my favorite landmarks for this day last year, and last fall I put together this post with some general distances listed for local parks and streets. Of course, the best thing to do is just throw some shoes on and head out the door on an adventure--you never know what you might find!