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2019 International Summit – The Paris International Marathon

The Paris International Marathon is an annual event. The course runs from the Champs-Élysées heading towards the Place de la Concorde and continuing through the city to finish at Foch Avenue. This trip is organized by our long-time Facebook admin and international runner, Brenda Stallings. You are responsible for making your own race and travel arrangements. […]

2019 USA Annual Summit & Hall of Fame

FIFTEEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SUMMIT AND HALL OF FAME & ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BANQUET AT THE LITTLE ROCK MARATHON – MARCH 1 WEEKEND The National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame & Achievement Awards Banquet The National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame & Achievement Awards Banquet will be on Saturday, March 2 from 5:00PM to 7:30PM at the […]

NBMA Fall/Winter Meetups

We’ve been making plans for our 2018 Summit in Baltimore and our 15th Annual Summit in 2019. The NBMA board wants to know how we may improve our Summits, as well as better serve your community and you.   I’ll be visiting several East Coast cities to meet with you for dinner. This is also […]

2018 Annual Summit

The NBMA’s Fourteenth Annual Summit will be held at the Baltimore Running Festival during the October 19, 2018 weekend. There’s a lot of rich African American running history in Baltimore. Baltimore is the hometown of National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame honoree, Marilyn Bevans. She was the two-time winner of the Maryland Marathon. This marathon […]

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2017 National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame Honorees

The National Black Marathoners Association is pleased to announce this year’s inductees into the Black Distance Hall of Fame. Ella Willis – Detroit, MI Youngest person, male or female, to win the Detroit Free Press Marathon (DFPM). Held the woman’s DFPM record for 30 years. Had three of the top five fastest times at the DFPM. […]

2017 Annual Summit and Black Distance Hall of Fame

Get ready for an eventful weekend as we celebrate our 3rd Annual Black Distance Hall of Fame and Awards Night in April 2017. Hotel Information: St. Louis Crowne Plaza NBMA has partnered with St. Louis Crowne Plaza hotel for our weekend events and room for our members. Crowne Plaza is just a few blocks from […]

USATF lifts up fitness with new partner National Black Marathoners Association

INDIANAPOLIS – 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. The NBMA […]

International Summit – Great Wall Marathon, Halfathon, 8.5K Fun Run

The NBMA will be gathering at the 2017 Great Wall Marathon, Half Marathon, 8.5K Fun Run. This tour is being arranged through Marathon Tours and Travels (MT&T). Many NBMA members have participated in MT&T events throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Europe, Australia, and, yes, even Antarctica. They arranged our initial International Summit at the […]


Annual Summit – Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon

The NBMA is having our 2016 Annual Summit during the October 14 weekend at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon. Hotel Information The official NBMA host hotel is the Hyatt Regency (Columbus). It’s ONLY a 0.6-mile walk from the start and finish line. And the race expo is also held at the hotel. Our special rate […]