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Join us this Black History Month for a 5k race 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 5k live event will take place Saturday February 25, 2023 at Dockweiler State Beach. The live event is capped at 49 participants, so make sure to grab your ticket early! The virtual event will take place between Saturday February 19 and Sunday February 26 at your convenience.
Please share all event and preparation photos on social media with the hashtag #umoja5k2023
Want to volunteer at this event? Apply here!
LIVE Black History Month Umoja 5k
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 State Beach. 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:
VIRTUAL Black History Month Umoja 5k
Virtual race participants may complete their virtual race starting at 8am PT on Saturday February 19, 2023. Virtual participants have from that time until 11:59pm PT on Sunday February 26, 2023 to complete and upload their virtual race results. Virtual registrants have the option to select a medal and/or Umoja 5k t-shirt 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 4 or more people to enter team competitions, and each team must pay the $15 team registration fee. 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:
This year at the Umoja 5k, we will be holding several individual contests in the following categories:
Individual contest winners will each receive a gift card.
Information About Kafe Ìwé
Kafe Ìwé is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that serves underserved youth in a book cafe environment where they can enjoy tomes, tapas, and teas. Learn more by visiting our website and our Instagram page. You can also find us on LinkedIn.
Information About The Watered Roots
The Watered Roots is a Maryland nonprofit organization that specializes in educational services for youth through community events, free programming, and tutoring. You can learn more about The Watered Roots by visiting our Instagram page.
Information About Our Sponsors
All 3 for Health™
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. You can also find us on LinkedIn and TikTok
This event is sponsored by Skyward Studios. At Skyward Studios, we believe a picture is worth a thousand words and capturing moments in time is magical. We specialize in drone photography and videography to meet your various event needs, from marriage proposals to real estate and content creation. Check out our website and follow us on Instagram.
Interested in sponsorship? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.
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