This May, GirlTrek - the largest national health movement for Black women and girls, is hosting Mamathon 2023, a walking challenge where women pledge to walk 52.4 miles (about 2.5 miles a day) during the month of May to honor their mother or a caregiver in their lives.
Check out our Top MAMATHON FAQs:
1. WHAT IS THE MAMATHON?
Back by popular demand! The biggest virtual race for Black mothers in America! After a five-year hiatus, we hit the streets this May for the Mamathon!!!
Mamathon 2023 Pledge: "I PLEDGE: To go the distance for my mom or loved one in the month of May by walking 52.4 miles in her honor. I promise to celebrate her hard work and sacrifices by not letting anything -- and I mean anything -- keep me from my goal. When I complete my 52.4 miles and cross the finish line, it will be a victory for me and a victory for the woman I love!
2. WHERE CAN I FIND A MAMATHON WALK NEAR ME?
Walk where you are! Be sure to tell your mother or loved one that you are doing this for her. They like it when you announce it publicly. Post our #Mamathon card on social media.
If you would like to connect with a crew near you, Visit GirlTrek.org and click on Connect To The Movement to find a group near you. Once you are in the group, introduce yourself and let sisters know you are looking for a crew to walk with during the month of May.
3. WHAT DATES ARE THE MAMATHON PHOTO SHOOTS?
Mamathon photoshoots are back! Save the date for Saturday, May 20th. GirlTrek’s professional photographers will be out in select cities across the country offering free family photoshoots to our members: San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, Harlem, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Jackson, MS.
4. WHERE CAN I FIND THE MAMATHON PRESS RELEASE?
Check out our national press release and be sure to share it with members of your local media and community.
5. WILL I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE MAMATHON GEAR?
This year there will not be any Mamathon branded gear. However, our GirlTrek Store is open year round. Please visit shop.girltrek.org to purchase your GirlTrek gear.
6. I HAVE A MEDIA REQUEST. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
Members of the news media and those seeking media requests, images, or details about GirlTrek, please complete our Media Request Form. For more media resources, feel free to visit our website for our Media Toolkit.
7. I HAVE A PARTNERSHIP OR COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITY. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
We are so grateful that when you were thinking of organizations that inspire you, you thought of GirlTrek. Please feel free to submit a Partnership Request Form.
8. STRUGGLING OR NEED A LISTENING EAR?
We have all been there. Text WALK to 741741 to chat with a certified Mental Health and Crisis Counselor. It’s FREE and 24/7. Check out our featured Resource highlight for more details, which can be found in our National Resource Toolkit. It has FREE resources to help you navigate your current situation.
9. STILL GOT QUESTIONS? Check out our complete Digital Help Guide FAQ.
We’ll be there with you each step to make sure you succeed!
Post these memes below using #Mamathon and let us know who you are walking for this May!