Hundreds of Black Americans from around the nation
Converging at a different marathon each year,
Wearing red or lime green jerseys and black shorts,
Offering encouragement and support to one another, and
Providing scholarships to deserving high school distance runners.
Here’s how you may help us to achieve this goal.
The National Black Marathoners’ Association (NBMA) is a not-for-profit organization. It is open to everyone, regardless of your athletic ability or previous marathon experience. (Over 40% of our members have never completed a marathon and many are walkers.) Our objectives are to
- Encourage Black Americans and others to pursue a healthy life-style through long distance running and walking.
- Serve as a vehicle for Black American distance runners across the nation to meet in mass at a single marathon.
- Provide scholarships to deserving high school boy and girl distance runners. (We’ve awarded over $10,000 in scholarships.)
Keep up with your fellow members on our Facebook group page.