December 14, 2012
Black Girls RUN! is painting the Nation pink and black in 2013 and we are coming to a city near you!Black Girls RUN! is proud to announce its 2013 National Race Schedule. Members and supporters are encouraged to sign up for these races and conferences, and join the BGR! Nation as we continue to fight the obesity epidemic across our country. “We’re excited to release our 2013 National race schedule,” said Ashley Hicks, co-founder of Black Girls RUN. “These events give our members an opportunity to meet and fellowship together, all while completing their first race or adding to their collection of ‘bling’. This year we focused on increasing our presence on the West as we will be adding several Black Girls RUN! groups along the coast in 2013.” One of the highlights of our 2013 schedule is The Black Girls Run! “Preserve the Sexy Tour” (PTST). This tour will travel to U.S. cities in the “Stroke Belt,” which have some of the highest obesity rates in the country, to host one-day health and fitness clinics. The complete Black Girls RUN! 2013 event schedule is as follows: January 5: Preserve the Sexy Tour Stop Nashville, Tennessee January 27: ING Miami Miami, Florida February 2: Preserve the Sexy Tour Stop Birmingham, Alabama February 9: Preserve the Sexy Tour Stop Miami, Florida March 3: Little Rock Marathon Little Rock, Arkansas March 16: Preserve the Sexy Tour Stop Richmond, Virginia March 23: ZOOMA Texas Half Marathon and 5K Bastrop/Austin, Texas April 6: Hollywood Half Marathon Hollywood, California April 20: Preserve the Sexy Tour Stop Atlanta, Georgia May 5: Divas Half Marathon San Francisco Bay Area May 11: Preserve the Sexy Tour Stop Jackson, Mississippi June 1: ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon Annapolis, Maryland June 8: Preserve the Sexy Tour Stop Greenville/Spartanburgh, South Carolina June 22: Rock N’ Roll Seattle Seattle, Washington July 27: Preserve the Sexy Tour Stop II Chicago, IL August 3: Preserve the Sexy Tour Stop II Houston, TX August 17: Preserve the Sexy Tour Stop II New York, NY August 24: Preserve the Sexy Tour Stop II Philadelphia, PA September 6-8: Sweat With Your Sole Black Girls RUN! National Conference and Race Weekend Charlotte, NC November 10: Trenton Double Cross Half Marathon & 10K Trenton, NJ Black Girls RUN! is a national running group created in 2009 by Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks to encourage African-American women to live a healthy and active lifestyle. The organization has grown to include more than 65 running groups across the nation with more than 55,000 members.
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