Get Active with the 10th Annual HBCUs RunThe District 5k!

Get Active with the 10th Annual HBCUs RunThe District 5k!

Imagine the dynamic skyline of Washington DC, a vibrant sea of runners proudly sporting their HBCU Leggings, the rhythmic cadence of feet on the pavement, and the electrifying energy of HBCU pride reverberating through the air. It's time to ignite your spirit and embark on a fitness adventure like no other. Get ready to sprint, jog, or power walk your way through the 10th Annual Run The District 5K Run/Walk—a celebration of community, health, and the excellence of HBCUs!

HBCU alumni and supporters, we are thrilled to announce the upcoming 10th Annual Run The District 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the Washington DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc on Saturday, June 24th. Whether you choose to participate in person at the St. James Sports, Health, Fitness, and Entertainment Complex in Springfield VA, or virtually from any location, this event promises to be a memorable experience. Join HBCU alumni from Washington DC, Philadelphia, and beyond as we unite in a shared mission of empowerment and support.

A Short Distance for a Big Impact 

Can you believe the Washington DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance has already raised over $14,000 for their cause? Last year, the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K Run Walk made a tremendous difference in the lives of Metro Atlanta students by raising more funds for Metro Atlanta students than ever before This year, the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance proudly joins forces with CareSource, aiming to provide two $5,000 scholarships to deserving students. This generous contribution, combined with the support of individuals like you, will have a profound effect, alleviating the financial strain that often accompanies the pursuit of a college education. It's truly inspiring to see the power of unity in action. Now, let's come together and rally behind The DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance  to maximize their impact. We have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of deserving students, helping them overcome financial barriers and pursue their dreams. 

As you prepare for the Run The District 5k, we have some tips to keep you motivated and energized and to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle throughout the summer season:

  1. Explore Outdoor Activities: Take advantage of the warm weather and engage in outdoor activities that you enjoy. Whether it's hiking, biking, swimming, or playing a sport, being active outdoors is a great way to stay fit while enjoying the beauty of nature. Check out your city for some beautiful, scenic trails.
  2. Hydrate Regularly: With the summer heat, it's important to stay hydrated. Keep a water bottle with you and drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Hydration is essential for maintaining energy levels and supporting overall health.
  3. Mix Up Your Workouts: Keep your fitness routine exciting by trying different types of exercises. If you’re used to working out indoors, try taking your routine outside.  Incorporate a variety of activities such as jogging, yoga, strength training, or dance classes to challenge your body and prevent boredom.
  4. Nourish Your Body: Fuel yourself with nutritious foods that support your active lifestyle. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats in your diet. Indulge in in-season summer fruits and vegetables such as juicy watermelon, sweet strawberries, and crisp cucumbers. Explore a colorful array of blueberries, raspberries, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Elevate your meals with the vibrant flavors of nature's bounty and nourish your body with the goodness of the season. 
  5. Set Goals and Track Progress: Establish personal fitness goals and track your progress along the way. Whether it's increasing your running distance, improving your strength, or achieving a specific time goal, setting targets can help keep you motivated and focused.

Can’t make it to DC? No problem! We understand that our HBCU family extends far and wide, which is why the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance is also hosting an exciting 5K event on June 24th in the stunning Piedmont Park, just north of downtown. You can find registration details for that event here

Whether you join us in Washington DC or Atlanta, your presence and support will make a difference. So lace up your running shoes, gather your HBCU fam, and let's show the world the strength and unity of our community! Together, we can create an unforgettable experience and make a lasting impact on the lives of deserving students.

We are inviting you to participate in the Washington DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance 5k by registering on their website. This fantastic event brings together HBCU alumni, supporters, and communities to support students and make a positive impact. Online registration is currently open, and the in-person race day will take place on June 24th. And hey, Howard Bison, if you order your race day HBCU Leggings apparel by June 18th  you’ll have them in time for race day so act fast.


Lace up your running shoes, put on your favorite HBCU Leggings, and join us for a memorable day of fitness, camaraderie, and empowerment! With much HBCU Pride!

Bibi Mama is a first generation Beninese-American actress born and raised in Mansfield, CT. Growing up she watched her father, an English professor and author, continue the Yoruba oral tradition through storytelling, which inspired her. She earned her B.F.A. from Howard University and recently finished her MFA at the Old Globe/University of San Diego MFA Graduate Acting Program.
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