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Kwanzaa Virtual 5K

Thu December 1 - Sun January 1 Anywhere, CA 92101 US








Race, Support, Celebrate. Virtually. Host a Meet-Up.

Join Fit, Black, and Educated, Inc. for our third annual Kwanzaa Virtual 5K within the We Are Run Series. This is a free community run/walk. The theme for the 2022 Kwanzaa Virtual 5K is Ujamaa. Ujamaa, the Fourth Principle of Kwanzaa means 'Cooperative Economics' - “To build our own businesses, control the economics of our own community and share in all its work and wealth.”

Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach. After the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga searched for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community. He founded US, a cultural organization, and started to research African “first fruit” (harvest) celebrations. Karenga combined aspects of several different harvest celebrations, such as those of the Ashanti and those of the Zulu, to form the basis of Kwanzaa.


Proceeds from registration/donations will directly support the organization, Fit, Black, and Educated, Inc. (FBE) in our efforts to fund our programs and events aimed at educating and aiding in the the health and wellness our community. For more information about Fit, Black, and Educated, Inc., and our fitness boot camps and workshops, please visit



Your registration includes: 

  • Digital Finisher's Certificate
  • Digital Race Bib
  • Posted results showing all participants
  • Entry into opportunity drawing


DATES AND TIMES: The deadline to register is January 1st, 2023. You can complete the 5k anytime between December 1, 2022 and January 1, 2023. 


LOCATION: You pick- anywhere on Earth! Enjoy 3.1 miles in the inside or outside location of your choice. 


SAN DIEGO RESIDENTS: Meet-Up will be on December 31st at WorldBeat Cultural Center at 7:30AM



  • Register for the Virtual 5k.
  • Complete a 5K (3.1 miles) Run/Walk/Bike/Skate/Cardio Machine any time between December 26, 2020 - January 1, 2021... while observing proper social distancing of course!
  • Send us your results on our online form (your confirmation email will include instructions)
  • Post your photos! Make sure to use #Kwanzaa5k, follow @fitblackandeducated @kwanzaa5k @wearerunseries, and tag us in your photos!


TRACKING YOUR 5k: Participants may track their distance using any Global Positioning System (GPS) fitness device (FitBit, Garmin Vivoactive, Apple Watch, etc.) or phone app (Strava, Map My Run, etc.).


RESULTS: After registering, results can be submitted through your RunSignUp registration profile by clicking on "Submit Virtual Results"

Please FOLLOW us on Instagram (@fitblackandeducated @kwanzaa5k @wearerunseries) and LIKE us on Facebook (@fitblackandeducated). Make sure to use #Kwanzaa5k and tag us in your photos! To be featured on our social media pages and inspire other runners around the globe, email us 1-2 photos of your 5k experience with a quick blurb about your virtual race experience.

Thank you!

*Donations are not tax-deductible


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