East of the River resident, Shahidah Nicole Hamlett will participate in this year's Anacostia 5K as a run buddy and cheerleader to support her two daughters. After running last year's event, she said, "I think I had more fun than the girls". Shahidah organizes weekly meet-ups for Black Girls Run! every Sunday in Fairlawn SE. I joined in on one meet-up that offered up a great variety of walkers, joggers and sprinters.
|Shahidah Hamlett Black Girls Run Southeast Leader (green center)|
Girls on the Run
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Location: Anacostia Park
Contact: email email@example.com
Girls on the Run is a development program for girls, ages 8-13, in all 8 wards of Washington, DC. The program integrates running and training for a 5K with lessons about healthy living habits, self esteem and community service. The 5k celebrates the girls' accomplishments and is a festive event with families and community runners. Proceeds benefit the Girls on the Run - DC scholarship fund.
Or join Shahidah for a run with Black Girls Run!
Time: 7amLocation: Departing from L'Enfant Sqauare across the street from Yes! Organic (Minnesota and Penn SE)
Facebook Registration http://www.facebook.com/groups/BlackGirlsRUNDC/