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Black Girls RUN! is a health and fitness blog for African-American women. We believe that every woman can achieve a healthier lifestyle with friendly help and motivation. We talk to women in a voice they can relate to, because we’re in it with them – we deal with the same issues as everyone else, and we want to share our mission and journey with others. We believe in making a healthy lifestyle fun and accessible, and not just something we do because it makes us look good (though that’s a great bonus).

We welcome submissions to from writers who are passionate about living an active and healthy lifestyle through running.

Before you submit a post to us, please fill out the form below with a brief outline of your idea. We will then let you know if your idea fits with our regular content.

Please keep the following in mind when submitting your idea and drafting content:

Black Girls RUN! is…

  • motivational but not preachy
  • more concerned about how we feel than how we look
  • natural beauty conscious
  • about healthy eating habits, not dieting
  • about losing weight and keeping it off in a healthy way
  • non-scale victories
  • giving our readers tools for success
  • we don’t aim for perfection, we aim for improvement
  • we don’t take ourselves too seriously
  • we are authentic and genuine
  • Most importantly Black Girls Run is relatable. We’re not on a pedestal, and we’re far from perfect – but we’re constantly aiming to improve, and we want to bring our audience on a journey to better living.

As a guide, posts should range in length from 300-500 words and be concerned with issues related to running, health and fitness. Articles typically fall into one of these categories:

  • First-person account (broadened to fit the needs of our audience)
  • List format (“7 Ways to”…”, “6 Signs That”….”)
  • Reflection on a current news story
  • Interview with health/fitness/running experts
  • Tip format (similar to the list format ““ this form specifically gives readers some suggestions for handling a certain problem)

We will strive to respond to every submission. Please allow 3-5 days for us to get back to you. For more time-sensitive topics, the turnaround will be faster.