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!
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 $24,000 in scholarships.)
USA Track & Field announced a new partnership with the National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) to support health and wellness programs across the country. The one-year commitment provides grants to assist the NBMA in developing a training program targeting AfricanAmerican faith-based communities, as well as contributing directly to NBMA’s college scholarship program.
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