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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Starts 2016 With a 5K Run

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    The "fresh start" that Mayor Muriel Bowser promised the District of Columbia is now a year old, and she started her second year on the job the same way she started her first -- with a 5K run.

    This year's Fresh Start 5K was held Friday morning in D.C.'s Kingman Park neighborhood, north of the Stadium Armory Metro station. More than 150 people participated. 

    The Bowser administration said the event was part of the mayor's commitment to promoting health and wellness. It was open to anyone who wishes to participate.

    Bowser also announced this week that the city was eliminating fees for using city fitness centers. Previously, residents had to pay $5 to use equipment including elliptical machines, treadmills and free weights.

    Bowser, a Democrat, took office Jan. 1, 2015.