We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that “hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” There is so much work to do and there is no room for hate, racism, prejudice or bigotry. Love is the solution. And while we have a long road to travel, we are dedicated to locking arms with all of our brothers and sisters and moving forward to a world where all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. We invite you to lock arm in arm with us as we do our best to defend civil rights, protect legal rights, and promote tolerance and understanding among races, ethnicities, and cultures. As a running and walking community our mission has always been to be inclusive and welcoming to all, recognizing that diversity brings greater understanding and compassion. We thank you for being a part of this journey!
For this race we are donating double the amount we usually do to charity. We will be donating 15% of each registration for this race to the Equal Justice Initiative, an incredible organization that works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We will be donating another 15% of each registration to CLASP, another great organization that is committed to a racial equity agenda that strengthens equitable public investments, promotes economic opportunities and security for all, protects civil rights, addresses explicitly the challenges of immigrants and their families, and honors the voices of communities of color.