Join the CommUNITY run
The tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police officers has impacted millions of lives across the world. It was very difficult to watch videos of the event without doing some deep internal reflecting and feeling compelled to take action. However, that left many of us struggling with where to start. There is no one simple answer, but being informed and educated about racism, past and current social injustices, and organizations who are trying to make positive changes is a good beginning.
The commUNITY run was born out of a desire to provide people with educational resources and links to organizations that promote racial equality and opportunities and to unite people together in standing against racism and social injustices in this country. We also recognize that with the pandemic millions of people have taken to roads, tracks and trails to run on a regular basis. As such, an easy way to show we're united and willing to support each other against social inequity is to continue to do something we love to do, running, but do it together to support a movement.
In the past few weeks, we have seen protests, riots, rallies, memorials and the beginning of legislative changes at the city, state, and federal levels. However, it all starts individually with a change of heart and mind. Our goal for the commUNITY run is to provide everyone with those opportunities to build new perspectives that help unite us and tear down old ones that divide us.
We believe that education and unity is free, which is why we are not charging for this run. We only ask that you look through the resources and links to organizations we've provided and commit to supporting one or more of them. Support can come in many forms. It can be:
- making a donation,
- joining as a member, or
- simply signing up for their newsletter.
We have partnered with non-profit organizations engaged in a wide-range of important work in local communities and across the nation. Click here to learn more about each one.
We also have a t-shirt available for purchase directly from the shirt vendor. (Proceeds for the t-shirt do not support event organizers or any of the charitable organizations.) By wearing the shirt, you're showing that you stand as a proud and supportive member of the commUNITY.
How to Register:
- Get signed up online (deadline to register is July 31, 2020)
- Consider making a donation when you register
- Start training
- Print your commemorative bib
- Run or walk your 1 mile or 5K (3.1 miles) on August 1, 2020.
- Submit your proof of time (picture of watch, treadmill, phone, RunKeeper, Strava, etc)
- Print your finisher's certificate
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