A condensed history of Harlem Run:
On November 25, 2013, I launched Harlem Run - then under the name of Powdered Feet Run Club. No one attended run club that night or for many nights after that.
Discouraged, I continued to show up (even when I didn't want to) thanks to my mom's insistence that I remain disciplined. Throughout the winter, a few people showed up here and there (shouts to our OG, Christa!) but attendance was never consistent. By April, 2014, we were a small but proud group.
We were doing what we loved, so we didn't really mind that there were so few of us. In July 2014, I had the good fortune to sit down with Mary Arnold - ultramarathoner and all around running genius and now National Marketing Manager at Jack Rabbit (go Mary!) - and talk about Powdered Feet Run Club. I remember her telling me, "I love the name. But it's not going to work". She offered me a domain that she had bought, harlemrun.com, and I guess the rest is really history.
Today, Harlem Run is a transformative community of trendsetters, fitness experts, and community organizers that have created an authentic experience around a healthy lifestyle.
To say that I am overwhelmed with joy, is an understatement.
So, let's celebrate what we've helped create!
SAVE THE DATE: Monday, November 30th at 7pm, join us for a special run that will take you through our brief (and exciting!) history and end with a celebration as we prepare for year 3. Thank you for showing up and making Harlem Run the family that it is.
Alison aka Powdered Feet