The goal of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage and motivate African-American women to practice a healthy lifestyle and to serve as a fitness resource for runners and gym rats alike. The blog also provides tips and commentary on staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Toni Marshall and Ashley Hicks founded BGR! in March 2009 in hopes of dispelling the rumors that African-American women don’t run. They also focus on promoting mental, physical, and spiritual health in African-American women by:
* Providing information and resources on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
* Sponsoring events to promote healthy living.
* Celebrating reader’s successes and triumphs.
* Creating a foundation to promote mental, physical and spiritual health to African-American teenage girls.
Both women are graduates from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. They both enjoy running and are preparing to run in their first marathon.