Stressing that “it's going to take our entire community and teamwork to affect real change,” Brooks Running is sponsoring the Black Girls Run! eRACE Racism event throughout the month of June.
Participants can run, walk or hike anywhere in the world, but the two-person or solo teams will virtually follow the path of the historic Journey of Reconciliation in 50-, 100- or 200-mile segments between June 1 and June 30. Each route is a portion of this multi-race effort to end racism and runners will be able to follow along as they log their miles on an interactive map.
Men can join in this as well.
“We run for real change and that starts with one sister (or mister) at a time reaching across the race lines,” according to a B rooks statement on the event. “Running is our vehicle and connection is our superpower.”
Here’s how it works:
- If a runner chooses to be on a team, she or he will be linked with a running partner or can choose their own.
- Participantrs log their miles between June 1 and June 30. If they are on a team, both are going for a combined total.
- Once the challenge is over if an individual or team hits their mileage goal, they will receive their medal.