The Black Family 5k is a powerful way for us to gather our loved ones, to connect beyond our trauma, to shake off that holiday ‘itis, and to celebrate the goodness that surrounds us.
1. HOW DOES THE BLACK FAMILY 5K WORK? It's simple! You and your family take a walk together during the Thanksgiving weekend. You can amp up your walk and make it hype by ordering the official race t-shirts and swag if you would like, but it's not required.
3. WHEN DOES THE BLACK FAMILY 5K HAPPEN? Thanksgiving weekend (November 25 - November 27)! Most people plan their walks directly after the meal on Thursday, some like to plan their walks for Friday, as an alternative to the Black Friday madness. All weekend long families will be using #GirlTrek and #BlackFamily5k to check-in.
4. WHERE DOES THE BLACK FAMILY 5K HAPPEN? Wherever you are! These are neighborhood walks. Some folks circle the block, some folks like to head to a local park. There is no central gathering place. These are family-organized and led walks.
5. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE BLACK FAMILY 5K? Anyone! This is a family affair and all of our families look different and live in different places. You can invite whoever you would like. You can organize virtually or in person. Family is what you make it!
6. DOES IT COST? No. All you have to do is lace up, walk, and enjoy. You can buy official race shirts and gear but this is more about the spirit of the walk than it is about the swag.
7. BUT I WANT GEAR! WHERE DO I GET IT? Once you have officially registered for the race, you will receive a confirmation email with a code that will allow you to order the shirts at GirlTrek.org/Shop. Order by 11/18/2022 to receive by Thanksgiving.
8. HOW DO I GET OTHERS INVOLVED? Tell everyone you know to host a Black Family 5k to Use #GirlTrek and #BlackFamily5k to post on your social media and let folks know you're in. Forward this email and tell everyone you know to host their own. It's going to be an epic and historic event!
9. WHERE CAN I GET ALL THIS INFO IN ONE PLACE? Head over to BlackFamily5K.com today! You can sign up, get your race kits, and more!
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