Happy Mother's Day!

Today, we celebrate all of the mothers and women out there who inspire and encourage us. We asked a few of our captains and pacers to write a few words about the moms in their lives. Who are you celebrating today? Tell us about your mother - or someone who has been like a mother to you - in the comments. 

14481897_10211099770636835_5999226724110737652_o.jpg

Jonathon

Honestly, I can't picture my existence if it weren't for my mother.  I look up to my mother for guidance, nurture, and love. On the flip side, it's amazing to see the phenomenal Mother's who run with Harlem Run and one who stands out to me is April Cargill. It's amazing the WILL, COURAGE and DETERMINATION she exemplifies day in and day out - mentally, physically, socially and emotionally.  Not only April, but all Mother's involved inside and outside of HR.  Happy Mother's Day to all!

Talisa

My mom sacrificed everything for me and my siblings. I get my strength and determination from her. I wouldn't be the woman I am today if wasn't for her. Happy Mother's Day Mommy!!!

Lisa

A mother from Harlem Run who inspires me day in and out is Jazmin. She is an all-around amazing person and mother who balances training, school, work, co-parenting for both of her children, while still managing to smile and travel. The best part about Jazmin is how grateful, soft-spoken, patient, caring and genuine-hearted she is. She manages to connect her children and family to their faith. She is a model of a single parenting woman and a role model as a woman to me. Wishing her the best year yet as a mother. 

April

Ileen Cargill is truly the love of my life. She raised my siblings and I as a divorced single mother without any child support, while getting her Bachelors, Master's, and Doctorate degrees, and working 2-3 jobs. She mastered the art of parenting by being a strict, no-nonsense old school Mom as well as a teacher and a friend (I am trying to implement her methods as a mom but I swear it seems impossible).  Her schedule was relentless but she always made me feel she was present and aware of my every move. I cannot begin to describe the hardships and drama life brought us, but all of my siblings would agree that we had the best and happiest childhood.  SHE DID THAT! My Mommy is now and forever will be my best friend..... #salutemommy #superwoman #blessedtocallhermine

Harlem Run Takes on Paris: Take 2

We're celebrating some of the women of Harlem Run who took on the streets of Paris just a few weeks ago to run the Paris Marathon. We are still inspired by these ladies who brought the movement overseas. Here are some more of their stories.

Dawn

I signed up for the Paris Marathon on a complete whim.  I didn't get into London through their lottery and wanted to make up for it.  I was planning on going alone and just taking in the sights; I've traveled alone before and I'm all about those types of experiences.  I was all about my #MarathonTrifecta2017. 

Winter training was going swimmingly and the only anxiety I had was about learning enough French.  I was excited to start racing again in the new year and was ready to run when during the Fred Lebow Manhattan Half, at approximately the 10K point, I felt a pain in my foot and barely finished the race at a trot ... I went to the doctor the next day and was thrown in a CAMS boot and diagnosed with a stress fracture the following week.  How in the world was I going to run a marathon in April?

I listened to my doctor and did no running for 6 weeks, worked out with my coach, and slowly started run/walking again.  I was able to run the NYC Half, slowly, but without incident ... so I knew I was ready as I'll ever be for Paris.  Two weeks before the trip, I found out that one of my running boos was ALSO going to Paris for the marathon (she kept it a secret!!) and was immediately connected to the ladies of Harlem Run. My life has been forever changed because of this.

The trip to Paris was amazing because of how welcoming and open everyone was to spending time as a group.  We managed the trains, crises, going out to eat, AND that marathon as a team.  The race was not easy for me post-injury:  I was not adequately trained, I was dehydrated and it was 80 degrees ... but I did it.  I would not have finished if it wasn't for the team: no woman left behind, literally.  

They say that traveling with people creates a special bond in the group, but for me it created a family. Thank you lovelies!  

Raydime

I never thought realistically about traveling anywhere that wasn't the Caribbean, an area that felt familiar, financially accessible, and comfortable, being with lots of "brethren" aka black and brown people who spoke either English or Spanish. Paris, on the other hand, felt so far away, expensive, and held little interest for me. If I wanted to see the Eiffel tower, I just Googled it.

This is one of the many ways running has changed my perspective about many things in life, including traveling. Traveling now means a potential run-cation, a reason to visit a place out of my comfort zone and push through a new set of challenges and obstacles.

You would think my biggest obstacles for Paris would be the warm temperature, the water stations every 5k that didn't have Gatorade, or trying to figure out getting around due to my poor French ... But my biggest challenge was getting to the gate at JFK. I spent the last month trying to update my documents in time, after realizing that my green card and passport had both expired. Since 45 was elected president I was nervous to travel because he's anti-immigrants, anti-black and brown people, anti-women, anti-humanity and I fall neatly in all those boxes.

 After several trips to the Dominican Consulate, I got a new passport and stopped by 26 Federal Plaza for a stamp that said "Yea, she's good" ... But not even one day later, I stood at check-in, in tears because the foreign airline did not recognize the stamp on my passport. Devastated and in shock, I dragged my baggage back home. I got up the next day and realized that I now had the proof of permanent resident status I need to get my American passport. Worse-case scenario, I miss Paris but I get my passport.

As I waited for my passport, Alison by my side keeping me sane, I was keeping in touch with my team already in Paris. I wasn't sure I was going to get my passport that day or get a new flight out but at 5:20 on Friday, they called my name and I had my passport in my hand. The wonderful ladies already in Paris worked magic - some kind of marathon miracle - and texted me to head to the airport ASAP. My flight was leaving in 4 hours and I had a little over an hour to get my luggage and make it to check in.

Nine hours later, I was at the expo in the Salon Du Running meeting up with my team and picking up my bib. I got the best tour of Paris because I ran past the monuments like the Place de la Concorde, Hotel de ville and the Eiffel tower but the best part of it was running most of the marathon alongside my friends and seeing my team on the course; like Karen and Ma for the first 7 or 8 miles and Isabelle by mile 11,  Talisa and Jazmin around mile 15 and Denise and Karen around mile 20. 

Seeing Lisa on mile 3 and 18 gave me a reason to smile, while Karen and I stayed together as I was grinding my teeth miles 18 to 26.  It was an emotional rollercoaster getting to the start and I felt every single emotion all over again in those 26.2 miles. My sleepless nights, the jet lag and the emotionally draining week before finally caught up to me. I saw the 40 kilometer mark and heard Karen yell "Go! Raydime Go!" Somehow I mustered the ability to sprint to the finish. I did that... but I didn't do it alone. 

Harlem Run Takes on Paris

This month, a group of Harlem Run ladies took The Movement abroad to Paris where they ran the Paris Marathon and got to sight-see and make incredible memories. This week and next week, we'll highlight some of the Paris Crew's experiences running abroad. Have you taken a run-cation? What was the best part? Let us know in the comments!

Denise

This adventure fulfilled many items on my #BESTLIFELIST. It was my first international marathon experience. It was my first time in Paris. It was my first all ladies runcation trip. It was also the first time the marathon distance was actually a training run. I was not worried about finishing this, seeing as it is my 5th marathon or getting a personal best time. I was happiest to be with the amazing women on this one-in-a-lifetime journey. 

        It seemed like forever ago when I heard about the Paris Marathon while in Chicago for the first time back in October. At the time, I thought I would never do another 26.2 so it wouldn't hurt to look it up for more details. Little did I know that a bit of curiosity would lead to such a trip! This trip was so special for me because I learned that my training prepared me for this trip as well as this race. I learned that my mental training was just as important as anything else. We are so much stronger, courageous and resourceful than we think we are! We have what it takes to meet any unexpected surprises. It mattered what I trained myself to say to myself during my runs. It was even more important what I said to myself when I found myself on the course during a hotter than expected day and my body wanted to quit. 

        I could talk about pacing with Joanne for 17 miles at my goal pace. I could talk about Lisa, who is a master at cheer station support! I could talk about seeing Karen, Raydime and Isabelle on the course and checking in to see how everyone was doing. Each memory holds a special place in my heart as one that I will never forget because I was part of a team that came to conquer the Paris Marathon. My HR family made this race one of the top 3 so far because we left as friends and came back as sisters.

         If you are considering a marathon or even a distance you have never tried, I will say this...your team has your back. I say to you, courage and when you feel yourself slowing down toward your goal or during the race...consider saying to yourself allez, allez and go, go, go!

Ma

Paris…oh Paris. I didn’t think I could top my marathon debut at the 2014 NYC Marathon until now. 2016 was a difficult training year for me as I battled a major injury that nearly derailed my opportunity to run the 2016 NYC Marathon. Although I made it to the start and completed it, I struggled with my mediocre performance. Ideas of Paris Marathon were floating around and I adamantly relegated myself to cheer duty. Wasn’t sure I had it in me to run another marathon when I hadn’t gotten over such a tough year.

In early December, I quietly signed up for Paris but wasn't completely sure I would follow through. Then almost on cue, in late December, a post popped up in my Instagram feed. Harlem Run Captain Alison Desir announced her plans to run from Harlem to Washington D.C. to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood. A fire was lit in me. Then I noticed the date of the race – April 9th, 2017. It would have been my sister Rose’s 50th birthday if she had survived her battle with breast cancer. The writing was on the wall. I would run the marathon in her honor.

I'd shared my news early on with a few friends and run fam but kept mum until about a week before we were scheduled to depart. I announced my news to the girls during a planning dinner and received their full support. That would set the tone for the entire trip. I toed the starting line with a flower in my hair - to remember Rose - and battled the 75 degree weather all the way to the finish. It’s difficult to find the words to describe the level of support and encouragement this Harlem Run team provided me without getting emotional.

Inspiration from 2 strong women led me on this journey with a group of fierce, powerful women taking on an international 26.2. They were truly the epitome of women supporting women and I am so grateful for them and to have had this experience.

Evelyn Paris.jpg

Evelyn

Wow, my first marathon in Paris ... the most amazing experience in my life.  January 2016 I went uptown to Harlem for my first run with what is now my running family.  I'll never forget the love and smiles. Kai welcomed me as if he knew me and I'll never forget the hugs; I love hugs.  2016 started with the Midnight Run as I knew I wanted nothing more than to finally give myself to running.  I ran with HR for most of the winter on Mondays and Thursdays and ran my first half marathon, the Women's Half, in April.  I couldn't believe that I ran a half and the first thing that came to mind was "Well if I can ran a half, I don't see why I can't do a full marathon". 

I set a goal to do the 9 +1 to qualify for 2017 NYC Marathon. I  ended up running 4 halfs, including my first international run in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.  Running is something that I do for me, myself and I ... it's my passion and I'm so in love with it. No matter what is going on in life, when I am running I am happy and at peace.  My running grounds me and it kind of resets me to keep going with my daily life challenges.  After each run, I feel refreshed and new again. I feel fabulous. 

This is some serious self love work that I've done the last 24 months. There were some high and lows with injuries but it all just made me stronger and more determined to continue to invest in my running and myself.  I finally have something in life that is truly mine, I own it and that is very precious to me.  I like to think that my enthusiasm with my running has influenced the people around me to take care of themselves a little more for a healthier them. My family, co-workers and friends embrace my running excitement as I share this part of my life with them. I am happy who I see when looking at the mirror and I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to share Paris with a group of amazing women.  I will forever love them; we have a sisterhood for life.  Running has empowered me with knowing that I can do so much more in life. 

Rest & Recovery Throwback Blog

With race season in full swing (and with some of our runners running the Boston Marathon as we speak!), we wanted to throw it back to this blog post written by our friends at Finish Line Physical Therapy on the importance of rest and recovery. While it's tempting to get out there, run every race, and give it your all, we also have to remember how to properly take care of our bodies. Keep these tips in mind as the weather warms up and Running FOMO begins to take hold.

Recognize your own limitations.

Just because you could do a race every weekend doesn’t mean that you should. And even though everyone is training for an ultra, if the farthest you’ve ever run is a 5K, then 2017 might not be the year to make such a dramatic increase in distance.

Be honest with yourself about your capabilities. A new trend in running is the “race everything” mentality – but this is a misconception. While some athletes have the fitness and ability to do this without getting injured, most do not. There’s a reason most professional runners only race two marathons a year; “regular” runners like ourselves should not be the exception!

Set manageable goals.

Many athletes like to break up their race calendar into ‘A’ ‘B’ and ‘C’ events. An ‘A race’ is your top priority for the year; the structure of your training program is geared towards this event. The goal of a ‘B race’ is to still race hard and do well, but it is not one that you’ll taper for. Consider it a dress rehearsal for your A race. ‘C races’ support your training; they’re intended to be fun and done at a lower effort or with a specific purpose (i.e. to practice pacing or nutrition).   

Select your A race and plan all other aspects of your training around it. If you enjoy doing weekend NYRR races as a way to cultivate community and stay motivated, that’s great! Just make sure you have a “why” for each race (it shouldn’t be to go as hard as you can every time). Is it to get the miles in? Practice running at race pace? Gain a better understanding of your nutrition strategy? Having a purpose in advance will help you manage your effort.

Prioritize rest and recovery.

Going hard all the time, in every workout and in every race can prevent you from seeing the fitness gains you’re working towards. It’s important to balance the hard efforts with workouts that are easier in order to build endurance and strength.

And it’s crucial to practice self-maintenance: foam rolling, dynamic stretching and soft tissue massage. All of these are forms of active recovery that help to increase circulation and break up soft tissue restrictions that cause pain and prevent us from being our best. Spending as little as 10 minutes a day can help expedite your recovery so that you’re consistently able to perform at a higher level.

- Sara

What's Happening in April?

Hey everyone! 

We just wrapped up an awesome March and want to thank you guys for making it a great one. Between our SHEro Run, the New York City Half, Medal Mondays, and Speedwork Sessions, we were definitely feeling the love. Here's what you can expect for the month of April:

4/9 - Wishing luck and positive race vibes to Captain Raydime and some of our Harlem Run Regulars who are ready to crush the Paris Marathon. Just because you guys are across the pond doesn't mean we're not thinking of you! 

4/17 - Harlem Run takes over Boston! Alison, Amir, and Joe are gearing up to run in one of the most famous races in the world and we're super pumped for them. Stay tuned on social media for race updates as a well as a cheer station collab with Wilpower Fitness at Mile 22. Details to follow! What better way to wrap up Women's History Month than to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first female numbered entry.

* Note that our regular run will still take place on that Monday! 

Register for the Harlem One Miler! - Our annual Harlem One Miler will be on Sunday, June 18th at 9am in Marcus Garvey Park. It's our favorite day of the year and want you all to be a part of it with us! Register and learn more about the run HERE! Can't wait to see you out there. 

As always, stay tuned to our social media for the most recent updates! Happy April.

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

- HR Captains

Who's Here for the First Time?!

“Who’s here for the first time?!”

I'm starting this out with a confession: if the voice that shouted those words had not belonged to a woman like Alison, I may not have come back a second time to Harlem Run. It was a cold night in 2015, and I had timidly joined a mass of people huddled outside Harlem Shake.  I was totally unsure of what was about to happen. I hadn’t run in two years, and I’d never run with a group of people, let alone complete strangers. 

What drew me to the movement and kept me returning was the female leadership, and the sense of inclusion and community it creates. The women I encountered from day one inspired me by being themselves and creating a safe, judgment-free environment. Anyone who knows Alison doesn't need me to explain that ... But I don’t just mean our fearless leader—I’m also talking about the women and men with whom she surrounds herself, and who choose to be near her.

 It was important that the voice I heard that day was female—not because I don’t love men, but because hearing a woman’s voice helped activate a positive voice inside of ME.  Most of my youth involved coaches trying to yell me into being quicker, thinner, stronger. It didn't work. Instead, I felt inadequate. Running, which felt like a punishment, reinforced everything that was wrong about my body and physical capabilities. With every step, negative thoughts echoed in my head. 

In the years following, my relationship with running changed. I started running to lose the “freshman fifteen”, but it escalated into an obsession and an eating disorder.  Running became a punishment for eating. It also became an escape and my coping mechanism for depression. Looking back, running was probably hurting as much as helping me during those years, as I used it to mask some serious problems.  

Years later, after finding professional help and working through underlying issues, I decided to stop running. I was tired of forcing my body into a form of exercise that I no longer needed as a punishment or an escape.  Instead, I walked and practiced yoga every day. My body started to feel amazing. My mind cleared. I was happy.  

Two years went by.  Things were under control. I had overcome a difficult period in my life, and secured a job that I loved.  Running and I had broken up for good, I thought (and were never, ever getting back together...)  But then one day in November 2015, I saw a group of people running down my street in Harlem. They were all smiling and talking as they jogged past.  Their energy was electric, and contagious. Something awakened in me again and my body said, “it’s TIME.” 

I googled "Harlem running?" Result: Harlem Run. I didn’t overthink it. The following Monday, I showed up. Lots of questions were swirling in my brain.   Would I be an outsider? Would I look funny running? Would they really want me? Would I make friends? (and wait—how do you even make new friends in your 30s?!)

The answer to all those questions was Yes. Yes, I was an outsider (at first, because these things take time). Yes, I look funny running (not really, but I’m working on self-perception)! Yes, they really wanted me (they want everyone who really wants to be there). Yes, I made friends (p.s. it's all about showing up, and being authentic).

The list of things I discovered about myself and the people I've come to know and love over the last year is very long.  I’ve realized that in order to change how I felt about running, I had to change its function in my life and learn to REALLY listen to my body. Three half marathons later, running is now a celebration, and an act of love-- for myself, and for my running family. Sometimes negative thoughts and voices of old coaches return.  But the voices that I listen to belong to the people around me, and they are always stronger than what goes on in my head.

"Who's here for the first time?!"

Every Monday when I hear that, I smile thinking of the new people whose lives are about to change. 

- Lizzy

Who is Your SHEro?

As we wrap up an incredible Women's History Month and look forward to our "SHEro" Run tonight, we wanted to turn to some of our captains and pacers and hear about their SHEroes. Who is your SHEro? Let us know in the comments.

Amir

My Shero is the one and only, Cynthia. Ever since joining the movement, Cynthia has always shown up. Her consistency, perseverance, and determination has inspired me. She is one of my heroes and it's an honor to see how she inspires so many.

Kayla

My mom is my “Shero” - she has and always will be my biggest fan. My mom pushes me to think critically about the decisions I make in life, and what I admire most about her is that no matter what I do - whether I’m starting grad school, running a race, or moving to a new city - she always shows up and let’s me know that my happiness is her priority. Seeing her cheering me along on the course of my first half-marathon as well as my first marathon were some of the happiest and proudest moments I’ll ever have.

Raydime

raydime shero.JPG

At SUNY New Paltz, I met Rita Kusi [@ritakusi], an alum who provided mentoring and guidance to women, including myself. Ten years later, we remain close friends and her life path inspires me in many ways. Rita quit her job, moved to Ghana, started Kusi Consulting, and wrote and self-published a book that empowers young women. Rita creates opportunities for professionals and through her movement, Sista 2 Sista, she hosts workshops and summits.  She recently started running and ran her first 10k last year! I am proud and grateful to have her in my life ... Thank you for cheering me on and for all the women and youth that you serve with the biggest smile on your face.

Tasha

My sister is my "Shero". Her loving, honest and firm ways not only teach us but show us that no matter what, we will get through it together. She is someone I know I can count on anytime and the bond we share is something I would never trade for anything in the world. She is the best version of me! I love you Carolina.

Lisa

My shero is my mother. Despite all the hurdles life threw at her, like being an immigrant to the US,  a single mother with two children, having a limited education, and not knowing the native language, she still managed to overcome. She showed me the true meaning of being consistent and persistent. Most importantly, she has shown me, through action, the importance of community - supporting, developing, and celebrating those minimal steps we tend to forget. She always finds a way to be helpful to others regardless of her limited resources. 

Kai

My Shero is my mom. Hands down the strongest person I know. From teaching me how to navigate the Big Apple, knowing little to no English, to standing her ground in all of our battles with things I learned, to watching sitcoms growing up. Everyday of my adult life I am learning more and more about how much she was right. Looks like I will be apologizing to her for the rest of my life. Everything she did was because she wants the best for me. 

Philippa

My sHero is Skyrunner Emelie Forsberg [@tinaemelie], who is a world champion of trail running and ski mountaineering. Emelie used to run in the mountains for fun, but soon realized that she could become elite and has since made it her professional career. She also posts the most amazing photos of herself flying over mountains. I am inspired by the wins and the struggles of her training and race experiences, and am most drawn to her love of nature, the fact that she is always smiling, and her consistent message of loving your body and the amazing things it can do. After recovering from ACL surgery in 2016 she came back to win several races in the Skyrunner World Series. The girl is just badass!

Reminiscing on My Running 'Firsts'

I’m coming up on my first Boston Marathon in just a few weeks, and I'm looking forward to representing Harlem Run along with Alison, Amir, and Joe.  This occasion seemed like a good opportunity to reflect on some of my other memorable running “firsts.”

First Run

Okay, so maybe not the first time I moved faster than walking pace, but at least the first run that set me on the path to being “a runner.”  Prior to my first real run, I had been what you could call “aggressively sedentary.”  Like so many lifestyle changes, this one began shortly after New Year’s.

Instead of a resolution, it was a challenge – my girlfriend, Margi, threw down the gauntlet to run a half marathon by the fall.  I may have been lazy, but I was also competitive, and if she could do it, so could I.  We set out for our first training run straight away – a little 2.5mi path outside the place we were staying in Miami.  We took off, and I found myself leading. 

I was convinced Margi was waiting in the wings a step behind, ready to blow by me as soon as I lost steam.  I killed myself trying to make sure that didn’t happen, not wanting to look back to show any weakness.  About a quarter mile from finishing the loop, I couldn’t hold up any longer.  Finally checking over my shoulder, it turned out I had quite the lead, and she wasn’t on my heels at all… I may have had zero endurance at that time, but it seemed I was decently quick. 

First Trail Run

I had been running fairly regularly at this point, but had logged all my miles on pavement or (shudder) the treadmill.  On a trip to San Diego, I came across a series of trails close to my hotel.  Criss-crossing the arid terrain was a great change of pace, and having just read Born to Run, I felt like one of the Tarahumara.  It was the first time I felt so lost in myself during a run that it seemed I could go on forever.

15192598_992326057539772_6792451182787099582_n.jpg

First 20mi Training Run

I’m a slave to the training plan, so when my 20 miler happened to fall on a visit to my grandmother’s in Montreal, I had no choice but to say, “sorry, grandma, see you in a few hours.”  Of course, for my first run of this length, I did everything wrong – it was a hot and humid day, I was on an unfamiliar route, and didn’t bring water, anticipating fountains along the path. 

There was no water, and I got lost enough to tack on a couple miles to the run.  Afterwards was agony.  I put on a brave face for just long enough to find a quiet part of my grandmother’s house where I could lie on the ground and writhe around in pain, wondering what on earth I was doing to myself and why.

First Marathon

If the 20mi training runs were the worst part of getting ready for my first marathon, curating my running playlist might have been one of the most fun.  I spent plenty of time lining up track times vs. projected mile splits, and picking the perfect song for when I anticipated I would need a boost.  Then, in the first 200m of the Chicago marathon, my headphones break. Great. The longest run of my life is about to be my first without music. 

That bit of bad luck turned out to be a blessing in disguise – the crowd support along the course was phenomenal.  Without the music, I was so much more tuned into my surroundings.  I didn’t miss it once over the 26mi, and have rarely run with headphones since.

First Harlem Run

Is a Harlem Run shout-out shameless pandering? Maybe. But I clearly remember the first time I pulled up to Harlem Shake to see a crowd of what looked like 100+ getting ready for a Monday night run. I immediately thought, ‘these guys are legit.’ Then they announce the pace groups, starting at 7min/mi, and thought, ‘damn, these guys are really legit.’ Better still, it turned out they were friendly, too – starting with the tradition of pre-run introductions, you feel right at home on day 1.  By day 2, they treat you like family. And while I’m making shameless plugs, some self-promotion – Harlem Run Stairs 1.0 is a special running memory for me, as it was my first race win.

One great thing about running is that there’s always another challenge out there, which means plenty more firsts still to come.

- Ryan

What's Happening in March?

Hello Harlem Run!

Spring is coming...we HOPE  you're as excited as we are! We've got some great events scheduled. Here's what to look out for in the coming weeks.  Oh and new gear will be dropping soon...stay tuned!

3/19 - NYC Half Cheer Station and after party.  Meet us at 7:30am at the top of Harlem Hill as we welcome everyone to Harlem. We will head to RowHouse at 11am for brunch with the movement!

3/20 - #MonNgtRun - NYC Half Marathon Recovery with FinishLine PT.  Meet at 6:30pm at Springmoves (124 E. 124th Street 5th Floor) for a session on recovery with Finishline PT followed by a shake out run and walk.  Bag check at Springmoves; all invited (whether you raced or not).

3/27 - Harlem Run Celebrates Women's History Month with #GirlsRunTheWorld 2.0.  This special edition of Harlem Run will be in honor of all those women who inspire us.  Bring your Shero with you! 

4/17 - Harlem Run at the Boston Marathon!  Join us in Boston to cheer on Alison, Amir and Joe as they take on the Boston Marathon on the 50th anniversary of the first female numbered entry.  We will have a cheer station at mile 22 with Wilpower Fitness; more details coming soon

As always, follow us on IG, Facebook, and Twitter for updates and be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you never miss a beat.

Warmly,
Alison