Mission Statement  - To encourage health and wellness among African American men by promoting a culture of running/jogging to stay fit resulting in “A Healthy Brotherhood”

Why is there a need for Black Men Run? Because the numbers don’t lie:
*Among Blacks age 20 and older, 46% of men have Cardiovascular Diseases
*In 2011, (CVD) caused the deaths of 46,081Black males
*Blacks have a risk of first-ever stroke that is almost twice that of whites
*Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for African American males

At Black Men Run we believe that running/jogging can change these alarming trends and we are here to encourage African American males to get out and be active. Research tells us that running on a regular basis not only benefits individuals from a physical standpoint but also increase mental sharpness. Studies show that running on a regular basis helps to boost your confidence, relieves stress and eliminates depression.

Weekly Group Runs:
Every Saturdays @ 10am
Blacklick Woods Metro Park, at the start of the running trail, 6975 East Livingston Avenue, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Join the Columbus Black Men Run fan page to stay informed –  https://www.facebook.com/groups/431039673761449 

Besides the Columbus Black Men Run there are nearly 60 clubs in the USA including clubs in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, MI, Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY and Pittsburgh, PA.

There is also a National organization for Women – Black Girls Runhttps://blackgirlsrun.com
A few Black Girls Run clubs are in - Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, MI, Indianapolis, IN and Pittsburgh, PA.

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Check out other Running Clubs recently spotlighted in RUNOHIO –   http://www.runohio.com 

Medina County Road Runners http://www.runohio.com/index.php/news-features/features/74-medina-county-road-runners

Youngstown Road Runners Clubhttp://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/features/66-youngstown-road-runners-club 

Southeastern Ohio Trail Runnershttp://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/features/61-running-clubs-southeastern-ohio-trail-runners  

Columbus Running Company/Grasshopper Running Clubs –  http://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/features/39-columbus-running-company-grasshopper-running-clubs-by-eric-furth