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We are excited to announce the first annual Race for Justice. This event was designed by a women-led student group. Inspired by Breonna Taylor, the movement that followed her tragic loss, and the many other injustices we’ve seen and experienced, this race is about uniting our city to move forward. Proceeds from the event will be donated to six local nonprofits doing justice work in the city: Americana, the Bail Project, La Casita, Mattingly Edge, Queer KY, and Roots 101.
5-person teams complete a relay of 26 total laps -- each lap dedicated to one year of Breonna’s life. Individuals can register for a 1.3 mile run/walk -- Breonna's life was taken on March 13th. Virtual registration is also available. We highly encourage anyone in the community who supports our mission but cannot attend to sign up "virtually". When you sign up virtually you support our mission and contribute to the great organizations above. Virtual participants may "join" us in their own way on 18th - run/walk/roll for 26 minutes, 26 miles, 5 blocks, 1.3 miles or anything you can think of!!
During the race, you will also hear speakers and see videos depicting our journey highlighting the work of our non-profit partners. The day will also include a celebration of justice with speakers, music, and entertainment. There will be booths from local justice organization to provide even more opportunity for you to engage in justice work. Our will also get to enjoy the beautiful facilitate at the Norton Sports and Learning Complex which include rock climbing and bowling. Food trucks and vendors will be on-site. It will be a great to celebrate, move, and act together.
We want our city to run, march, walk, dance as we move Forward. Together. For Justice.
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After reserving a small amount of seed capital to continue the race next year, all proceeds from will be divided equally between our six partners below - all of them doing amazing justice work in our community. Please encourage your friends and family to register - we highly encourage virtual registrations for those who can't attend but still support our mission. Additional donations can be made on our Donate page.
(Our vision is that these non-profit partners will rotate each year to reflect the needs of the community and the passions of student leaders).
We believe in acknowledging the people whose land we run on. We are from Kentucky, a land that was home to over twenty Indigenous tribes. Louisville specifically was originally home to the Kaskasai, Osage, Shawnee, and Myaami people. We want to acknowledge the rich history and heritage of the first people here in Kentucky and recognize that Kentucky is still home to many Native Americans.
We do not view this acknowledgement as restitution for long history of violence, genocide, and forced removal of Indigenous people from this land.
If you are running with us virtually, we ask that you also research and acknowledge the first stewards of the land that your run on.
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