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City leaders start #RunTheCity program to connect with citizens, promote healthy decisions

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CINCINNATI - Cincinnati city leaders are launching an initiative to get residents moving and talking.

The #RunTheCity program is aimed at promoting an active, healthy lifestyle and to make city decision-makers accessible to citizens.

Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld and other local leaders will meet with residents in a variety of neighborhoods for a run or walk which all citizens are welcome to join.

"Our aim is to get people moving and to get people talking," said Sittenfeld. "Being on the ground in neighborhoods across the city, and benefiting from citizens' ideas and questions is how you build a healthy, interactive local government."

Participants are encouraged to move the conversation to issues that are important to them during the run/walks.

The first event starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wulsin Triangle at the corner of Observatory Avenue and Madison Road. It will feature City Solicitor John Curp.

The second meeting features interim Police Chief Paul Humphries. It starts at 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the St. Lawrence Church at 3680 Warsaw Ave. in Price Hill.

The third will start at 5 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Washington Park. Officials said Convention & Visitors Bureau Chief Executive Officer Dan Lincoln will be the featured speaker.

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