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Feb 9, 2019

Black Girls RUN! Announces 6th Annual Conference and Race Weekend, #SWYS19

After five successful years of the Black Girls RUN! National Race and Conference Weekend, Black Girls RUN! will host its 2019 Sweat With Your Sole Weekend in Charlotte, NC, September 19-21, 2019. Conference registration will open in March.

The jam-packed weekend will kick off with a two-day conference starting on Thursday. The conference will include interactive workshops with nationally recognized trainers and fitness instructors and speakers, and a vast amount of knowledge-sharing on running, health, and nutrition. On Saturday, September 21, attendees will participate in our official SWYS Race, Race 13.1 Charlotte with an 8K or half marathon option. Later that evening, we will close out the weekend with our BGR! 10 Year Homecoming party.

“We are excited to host our national conference and race weekend back in Charlotte,’” says Jay Ell Alexander, owner of Black Girls RUN! “We will be celebrating 10 years on the pavement and this year’s conference will be the best yet.”

The ‘Sweat With Your Sole’ conference is open to Black Girls RUN! members and women who are interested in attending. Men and women are invited to attend the dinner and participate in the official race. The Race 13.1 Charlotte events are separate from the conference registration. Race registration is open now.

For all “Sweat With Your Sole” conference and race updates, visit You can also follow Black Girls RUN! on Twitter at @BlackGirlsRUN, and Instagram @officialblackgirlsrun, or use the hashtag #SWYS19.