06/01/2011 11:42 am ET Updated Sep 06, 2011

National Running Day 2011: 10 Tips For New Runners

Today is the third annual National Running Day. That may sound a bit daunting if you don't consider yourself a runner, but we're here to help!

The creators of National Running Day have some tips for new runners, so check out the slideshow below to find a quick guide for beginning runners.

Do you have any tips that help motivate you to run and stay active? Let us know in the comments below!

Click here for 10 ways to celebrate National Running Day.