Actress Mena Suvari spent America's Independence Day (04Jul11) holiday running for charity after taking part in the annual Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia.
The American Beauty star, 32, was among the 60,000 runners sweating it out on Monday morning to complete the 10 kilometre (6.2 mile) track.
Suvari took to her blog after crossing the finishing line to tells fans of her delight at achieving the feat.
She writes, "Well, Lovers, I can't even tell you how psyched I am. Today I ran in the 6.2 mile Atlanta Peachtree Roadrace (sic) and it took me 1hour. I have never ever run a race before and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I'm having the best 4th of July ever."