The National Black Marathoners Association has raised over $25,000 dollars in scholarship for high school and college students. In 2015, hundreds of NBMA members helped raise funds on National Running Day in June. National Running Day, now called Global Running Day, is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on this particular day. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving.
The Beginning of the Scholarship Fundraiser
In 2015, NBMA started the first Scholarship Run dedicated to raising money for scholarships on this day. Thanks to the “Run a Mile, Save a Mind” fundraising drive, the NBMA awarded $6,000 in scholarships to four students. Three $1,500 scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors. Now in its 3rd year, the NBMA is proud to have it’s first ever dual medal for two virtual fundraisers held on Global Running Day (June) and Kwanzaa (December).
2017 Scholarship Medal – June
Join NBMA for Global Running Day
Join the NBMA on June 7 for a day of celebration.This year with a $40 donation, you’ll receive our 3-inch 2017 Scholarship medal. (And, yes, you’ll receive an email for tax deduction purposes.)
This year invite a non-running spouse, child, or friend to join you and surprise them with a medal.
BOTH 2015 & 16 MEDALS SOLD OUT!!!
*Medals will be ship before to ensure you receive it before global running day.
- NEW in 2017: Got a Garmin? Signup on Garmin Connect and join the official NBMA Garmin Group and join in on the fun virtually
- Join the NBMA Global Day 2017 Facebook Event
- Get Social: Make sure you are using the Hashtags #BlackMarathoners #NBMAGlobalRunDay2017 to join in the fun
2017 Dual Medal – (June & December)
Stay tuned after June on how you can signup for the 2nd medal to complete this unique collective dual medal design.