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Join Fit, Black, and Educated, Inc. for our inaugural Kwanzaa Virtual 5K within the We Are Run Series. The theme for the 2020 Kwanzaa Virtual 5K is Umoja (Unity). Umoja, the First Principle of Kwanzaa means to strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
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 nonprofit, Fit, Black, and Educated, Inc. (FBE) to create and fund the FBE Literacy Project and our Giving Bag initiative for the homeless. For more information about Fit, Black, and Educated, Inc., and our fitness boot camps and workshops, please visit www.fitblackandeducated.org.
Your registration includes:
DATES AND TIMES: The deadline to register is January 1st, 2021. You can complete the 5k anytime between December 26, 2020 and January 1, 2021.
LOCATION: You pick- anywhere on Earth! Enjoy 3.1 miles in the inside or outside location of your choice.
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".
SHIPPING: We are doing batch shipping. If you would like your medal before December 26th, please register by December 15th. Shipping is free for all USA orders. We are currently not accepting international participants due to high shipping costs and wait times.
*Participants have until January 1, 2021 to complete the race.
Please FOLLOW us on Instagram (@fbe_inc) 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.
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