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IMAGINE

Hundreds of Black Americans from around the nation, converging at a different marathon each year, offering encouragement and support to one another and providing scholarships to deserving high school distance runners!

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Our Mission

The National Black Marathoners’ Association (NBMA) is the coiuntry's oldest and largest, not-for-profit organization of Black distance runners. 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.
  • Recognize the accomplishments of Black American distance runners.
  • Provide scholarships to deserving high school boy and girl distance runners. (We’ve awarded over $30,000 in scholarships.)

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