The Black Man Running Project Announces its 5K for Social Justice

by November 6, 2015 0 comments

WILMINGTON NC – The Black Man Running Project will host its Saturday, November 7 run and walk for social justice from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hugh McRae Park. The starting line will be at shelter 5. Official event registration (which includes a T-shirt) is open until October 28. Day-of registrations are available, but may not include shirts.

BMR takes place within the context of a national conversation on policing and racial justice. One in three black men can expect to be incarcerated at least once during his lifetime, and unarmed black men and women continue to die at the hands of police. BMR is a multifaceted art project that uses the power of storytelling and community dialogue to address these issues, and is part of a suite of projects hosted by Wilmington-based non-profit organization Working Narratives.

Our name is a special tribute to black males, but we’re a diverse project encouraging people of all ethnicities and backgrounds to join our 5K and help increase awareness around important social and racial justice issues. 

Walkers and runners can register by navigating to our website: www.blackmanrunning.org, and clicking the registration button. Our 5K will feature a variety of events and activities, including drumming and spoken-word performances. It will also help participants connect with local social justice and social good organizations through information tables.  

Registering as an adult runner or walker is $10. The BMR 5K is free to youth. Registering an adult to run or walk with a team is $5. Some of the organizations that have established teams to join are New Beginning Christian Church; UNCW Seahawks; Saint Luke AME Zion; and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington. Establishing a team costs just $10, and can be done from the BMR registration page.

For more information, visit  www.blackmanrunning.org

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