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November Project members embrace exercise, one another

In the pre-dawn chill at Harvard Stadium, nearly 100 groggy fitness enthusiasts look up when a voice bellows: “Turn to the person next to you and give them a hug.”

Members of the crowd, many sporting bed heads and unshaven faces, dutifully turn and hug their neighbors. Then they begin a grueling workout of running up and down scores of stadium steps for the next hour.

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