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.
*Medals will be ship before to ensure you receive it before global running day.
Click here to order your 2018 NBMA Scholarship medal and a chance to win a $25 Running Warehouse gift certificate and the Marilyn Bevans Hall of Fame medal today.
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 4th year, the NBMA is proud to keep this tradition going.
This weekend, our first four-year scholarship recipient, Kayla Key, will graduate, thanks to your support. She qualified for the MEAC championship in the heptathlon and the javelin. She received an Arthur Ashe Sports Scholaraward. She also pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
2018 Scholarship Medal
Join NBMA for Global Running Day
Join the NBMA on June 6 for a day of celebration.This year with a $40 donation, you’ll receive our 3-inch 2018 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.
- Join the NBMA Global Day Facebook Event
- Get Social: Make sure you are using the Hashtags #BlackMarathoners #NBMAGlobalRunDay2018 to join in the fun