Join us this Black History Month for a 5K Umoja (Unity) Run commemorating our past, present and continued Black excellence. Umoja, the first principle of Kwanzaa, represents unity. The principle of Umoja highlights our need to strive for and maintain unity of the Black family, the Black community, the Black nation, and the Black race. Throughout the pandemonium (pandemic), we have come together in many ways as a people to fight for social, political, and economic justice in the United States and beyond. Let's keep it going! Join us on this 5k walk/run to show that we accept responsibility for one another as a community and that we will continue working together to achieve great things and exude Black excellence. Allies are welcome!
The Black History Month Umoja (Unity) 5k Walk/Run live event will take place Sunday February 20, 2022 at Dockweiler State Beach. The live event is capped at 45 participants, so make sure to grab your ticket early! The virtual event will take place between Saturday February 19 and Sunday February 20 at your convenience.
Please share all event and preparation photos on social media with the hashtag #umoja5k2022
LIVE Black History Month Umoja (Unity) 5k Walk/Run
The live 5k starts at 9am PT. The race will begin on time, so please make sure to account for this in your travel arrangements. Paid parking is available at Dockweiler. More information on parking and meeting location will be emailed in advance of the event. We ask that all live event participants dress in ALL BLACK (except shoes).
Live event registration includes:
- Live race entry
VIRTUAL Black History Month Umoja (Unity) 5k Walk/Run
The virtual event starts at 8am PT on Saturday February 19, 2022. Virtual participants have from that time until 11:59pm PT on Sunday February 20, 2022 to complete and upload their virtual race results. Virtual registrants have the option to select a medal to be mailed to them for an additional fee for shipping. Shipping is only available within the United States.
Race participants (live or virtual) are welcome to create teams. Teams must have 5 or more people to enter team competitions. More details on how to enter and win a team contest will be emailed in advance of the event. Winners will be announced in the following categories:
- Flyest Kicks (team)
- Most Funds Raised (team or individual)
- Best Hat & Shades Combo (team)
Information About The Right Kind of Black Girl
The Right Kind of Black Girl is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Los Angeles dedicated to helping Black women and girls achieve advancement, wholeness and unity. Learn more by visiting our website and our Instagram page. You can also find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Information About Our Sponsors
This event is sponsored by All 3 for Health. At All 3 for Health, we help busy young professionals develop sustainable movement, nutrition and sleep habits so they can focus on living their best lives. Check out our website and follow us on Instagram for more information.