What's Happening This August in HR?

Hey HR fam! It's hard to believe it's already the beginning of August. The summer has flown by so quickly and we've had so many awesome events, runs, and memories over the past few weeks... But the summer fun isn't over just yet! We don't want you to miss out on any of our upcoming events, so here's our roundup of what's to come this August. 

Pop-Up Shop | August 8 | 6-8:30pm

As a way to thank all of you for your patience with our gear sales, we'll be hosting a special pop-up shop before and after the run tomorrow night. Come by our MNR meetup spot - the Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater - to score some new gear. We will be taking CASH ONLY so come prepared. And please try your best to bring exact change!

Additionally, stay tuned for the return of the gear page on our website. It will be up and running soon after the pop-up shop. 

Natasha Hastings #MonNgtRun | August 15 | 7pm

In honor of Natasha Hastings, who is from Harlem, and is currently out in Rio representing the USA on the Track & Field. She will be competing in the Women's 400m and 4x400m relay. Being that she's also #TeamUA, we've selected a special route in the spirit of cheering her on all the way from where we are. Join us and be sure to check the schedule to watch her live as she goes for Gold!

Malcolm X Marathon Relay | August 20 | 9am

Have you found your squad yet? We're hosting our first-ever marathon relay that will take you through the streets of Harlem, passing by some of Harlem's most famous landmarks. As the name implies, the distance will be a total of 26.2 miles, and you will divide the distance up amongst your team members. Teams may have a maximum of 4 people or a minimum of 2. 

All ability levels are welcome to participate. Register here and mark it down on your calendar! The route will be given out the Monday before the event... As always, we encourage you to leave your headphones at home. If you've been to our runs before, you know that we value respecting the community. That means running 2x2 on the sidewalk and no headphones. Same goes for this relay.

Looking for a team to join? Use this Google Doc to fill out some information and we will be in contact with you. 

"School Supply Drive" #TakeCareOfHarlem + #MonNgtRun | August 22 | 7pm

We will be meeting up and ending at Harlem Haberdashery (245 Lenox Avenue) for our weekly Monday night run. Join us, bring new school supplies, and stick around to learn more about our community partner. Supplies are being collected for childre in grades Pre-K through high school.

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Cheer Station | August 27 | 8am

You all know that our cheer stations go hard... And this race will be no exception! This NYRR 5K race will be held in our very own neighborhood, so you can expect the cheer station to be on fire. We'll be out there cheering all the runners on... Location to be determined in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! We look forward to seeing you out there.

-HR Captains

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