Sunday, April 22, 2012

Black Girls RUN! Chicago one year anniversary & celebration

This April is the one year mark for the Black Girls RUN! Chicago running group. I've been working as an ambassador for the group since day one, scheduling group runs, facilitating the group on Facebook, and organizing social gatherings. Yesterday we had a large meet-up at Fleet Feet Sports Chicago in Old Town. Over fifty ladies from all over Chicagoland gathered to fellowship with one another. The group ran and walked a 5K route along Lake Michigan and later gathered back at the store to nosh on post run snacks and chat about none other than running. A lot of planning went into the event. We did it all from coordinating the venue to blowing up balloons and I am ecstatic that everyone enjoyed themselves! Fleet Feet Chicago was our awesome host giving away entries to their upcoming women's race as well as stainless steel water bottles to everyone who came. There are close to 1200 women who have joined the Facebook group and we hope the excitement generated with this event will only encourage more women to come out and run with the group.
My brainchild, homemade cupcakes and cupcake toppers were also a hit!
The BGR! Chicago group ambassadors, Udodi, Renisha, and myself

There were also two professional photographers in attendance. I'm looking forward to sharing more pics as they come!

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