2012 Black Girls RUN! Black Girls RUN! Drive to End Hunger Race Weekend
Presented by AARP
Black Girls RUN! Race to End Hunger 15K & 5K Presented by AARP
Location: Atlantic Station (Atlantic Drive Atlanta, GA 30363)
Race Time: 7 a.m.
Today, I joined thousands of runners at Atlantic Station for the inagural Black Girls RUN! event. I was moved by the crowd and spirit of all the women who attended. Check out some of my photos below. Also, be sure to read more about the Black Girls RUN! movement!
|Sojourner & BGR Co-Founder Ashley Hicks|
|Great Start to a Great Day!|
|Sojourner & Suzanne Malveaux, CNN News Reporter|
About Black Girls RUN!
In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.
For more information, please visit: http://www.blackgirlsrun.com/