Upstate female empowerment organization WMNLDRS LLC announced the free 2.23-mile virtual walk/run IRunWithMaud Upstate, South Carolina will take place on May 16 starting at 7 a.m.
The event was organized to honor the life of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed in Georgia on February 23 while jogging.
“There’s aren’t any grey spaces to sit comfortably in and observe racially-motivated crimes from a distance,” said WMNLDRS chief empowerment officer and virtual event organizer April Evans. “Hate begins and continues in the silence of ordinary people, like you and me. This virtual run has been orchestrated, in part, to provide the Upstate with the collective opportunity to push back against hate and hate crimes and take action as an ally to the black community.”
Participants are not required to register and can run the race at any location. In addition, free race bibs for the first 1,000 people will be available for drive-thru or curbside pickup at Changing Your Mind Ministries located at 9 Beth Drive in Greenville on May 14 and 15.
Those running the race are requested to share pictures or videos of their participation on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtags #irunwithmaud, #runwithmaudsc and #justiceforahmaud.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/WMNLDRS.