Black Girls RUN! Hampton Roads

The official Black Girls RUN! running group in Hampton Roads.

Ambassador Team
Airais McCoy
Charmian Lee
Sheila Wilson
Calesha Hays

Regional Ambassador
Jay Ell Alexander
[email protected]

Black girls run? Of course we do. In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.

www.blackgirlsrun.com