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Funny guy Kevin Hart is serious about running, and he brings his fans along

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Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has been a busy man in recent years, with parts in at least nine films since the start of 2014 and three more currently in production.

Hart is also a fitness fanatic who finds time to stay in shape, and he invites his fans along on runs.

While crisscrossing the country on his What Now? comedy tour, Hart is staging free pop-up 5K runs in the cities he visits, providing details of his runs via social media and aiming to bring people together in the name of a healthier lifestyle.

The runs have been taking place all summer, and the next one is Thursday in Los Angeles. Hart recently appeared on the debut episode of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" and talked about why running is important to him.

"I have a platform where I can motivate and inspire," Hart said. "What better way to do that than running? Running is something that everybody can do, all over the world, regardless of race, shape or size. It brings people closer together."

Skip ahead to the 4:45 mark of the video below to hear Hart's thoughts on why the #RunWithHart initiative is important, and check out his social media takes on some of the events.