Black Girls RUN! Inland Empire

Official Black Girls RUN! running group of the Inland Empire area of California

Ambassador Team
Ayrika Fernandes
Lolita Gills

Regional Ambassador
Caralynn Brown
[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.

Okay, so we know “Black Girls Run!” implies that this is only for…well….black girls. It’s not. Our founders just happen to be two black girls who dig running and hope to change the shape (no pun intended) of the statistics above. So if you’re black, white, purple or pink, we encourage you to follow us too. After all, we women have to stick together.


1. No Soliciting – no promoting any businesses/services

2. No using the group’s member list to create your own runs. Only Ambassadors and designated Running Host Coordinators are allowed to create run events. HOWEVER, feel free to post on the wall to find other members in your area to run with on your own.

3. No intimidating or bullying. We are here to encourage and support one another.

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