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Dear BGR! Members-

We have made the difficult decision to close our Black Girls RUN! All Access membership service.

Having first launched Black Girls RUN! All Access in 2015 with moderate participation, we decided to reintroduce the service at the beginning of 2016, with added benefits and perks to make the program more beneficial for members. Over time, we’ve had several members take advantage of the service, however, were not able to make BGR! All Access a viable membership program and service for members.

We want to thank BGR! All Access members for their support. It has been a wonderful opportunity to provide even more membership benefits and perks to BGR! members across the country. For those who were looking forward to taking advantage of the program, we’re sorry we are no longer able to offer this service.

As of today, you will no longer be able to purchase BGR! All Access. Current yearly and monthly subscribers will continue to receive their membership perks and benefits for the duration of their membership term. We will continue to add discounts and honor any BGR! discounts for the full term of your membership based on the date BGR! All Access was purchased. The service will not change. The only change will be that BGR! All Access will no longer be available for purchase.

Again, thank you so much for your support and your continued support of Black Girls RUN! If you have any questions, please email me at toni.carey@blackgirlsrun.com.

Thank you!
Toni Carey
Co-Founder, Black Girls RUN! 

 



Race 13.1 and Black Girls Run! are excited to announce the inaugural BGR Spring National Meet-Up at Race 13.1 Greensboro, NC on May 15!
 
Race 13.1 Greensboro is one of 25+ events produced by Race 13.1, the Premier Half Marathon Series with 25 half marathon, 10k and 5k events planned for 2016 across the US! Race 13.1 Greensboro, which is set for its third annual running in 2016, features a beautiful half marathon, 10k and 5k course along local greenway trails, a post-race party featuring music, food and awards, as well as plenty of convenient parking onsite to make your race morning as smooth as possible!
 
All BGR half marathon participants will earn a bonus medal in addition to the unique half marathon finisher medal as well as a quarter-zip pullover commemorating the event! 10K and 5K participants can receive the bonus medal and pullover for an additional charge (reflected in registration page).
For complete race info, course details, and registration for the BGR event, visit Race131.com (direct link is https://race131.com/races/race-13-1-greensboro-nc/bgr). To secure your bonus bling and pullover, BGR runners must register by March 15. Please note that registration will remain open after this time, but BGR participants will not be guaranteed a pullover or medal after March 15.
Are you still on the fence about attending 

Faith.Hope.Love. Mom Conference on November 7, in Atlanta? Early bird special ends today!

Here are 5 reasons that will inspire you to register today:

 
1. Our Speakers Are Moms and Caretakers Too
There’s something to be said about a good message, but there’s something to be remembered about a great message delivered by a person who has walked in your shoes. Our speakers are unlike any and getting them together in the same room for one day will be unmatched. From these women, you’ll learn things you can actually use and apply to your life.
 
2. It’s the Chance to Meet Like-minded Women.
There’s something about being in a room with like-minded people. And there’s something even more powerful about being in a room with moms, stepmoms, aunts, and caretakers. She knows what you’re going through because she has been there. She shares your concerns and uncertainties because she lived them too. Wonderful things happen when women get together in support of one another. There is an energy that is unlike no other.
 
3. Break Out Your Comfort Zone
It’s so easy to sit in the comfort of our homes and dispense “likes” or “shares” – which as we know social media is a powerful tool. But to live your life different, to live your life anew we have to try something different. There are many women who face the same challenges you face every day. Solidarity has a name, and it’s the women you'll meet at FHL Mom Conference.
 
Oh, and if you’re terrified of the idea of coming alone, see #5.  
 
4. Invest In Yourself 
As we go about our day, we see one another at work, in the grocery line, pumping gas, chauffeuring our kids to practice – and it’s beautiful. It’s a wonderfulness that will only last a short while. But while we are here, in this space to show up 110% for our families we must recharge, it’s that simple. Take a much-deserved break as we enter the hectic holiday season.
 
5. Bring a mom who deserves it! 
Take your neighbor or best friend or sister or co-worker by the hand and give her a day of renewal. You won’t regret it.

REGISTER HERE!

Black Girls RUN! Concierge is back and will be in full effect at select events on our national race calendar! What is Black Girls RUN! Concierge? Simply put, it's an opportunity for BGR! members to earn extra bling and a special gift when they run select events on our national race meetup calendar.

Once you register for the race of your choice, register for Black Girls RUN! Concierge to receive: 

- Exclusive Black Girls RUN! 2015 Race Tour Medal 
- Special BGR! Speed Sack to store your shoes and clothes 
- The post-race party at the finish line includes a tent to change clothes in, access to the BGR! photobooth, and more perks. This is a dedicated finish line space to meet up with your BGR! sisters!


    Black Girls RUN! will be available at the following events:

     

     

    Don't forget!! You will need to register for the the respective race IN ADDITION TO BLACK GIRLS RUN! CONCIERGE. You can view the complete list of events and registration information by going here. *All Access members, don't forget to check the directory for your VIP discount on these races!
    For additional information and to register click the link below.

    REGISTER FOR BLACK GIRLS RUN! CONCIERGE

    Education is essential when it comes to changing habits and cultural norms! The BGR! U educational series is a way to bring experts and trainers to the forefront to give BGR! members the information they need to make healthy living a sustainable and achievable lifestyle!!

    The series will debut with "The 21-Day Clean Eating Challenge" led by Danielle Omar is a registered dietitian based in Fairfax, Va.  She advises clients on nutrition plans, and maintains the blog Food Confidence that helps people make healthy eating a part of their lifestyle.

    With four educational tracks (varying in intensity), this course will cleanse your body of processed foods, sugar, gluten, dairy and other foods that keep you from feeling your best.  Participants will discover which foods give them energy, support their digestive and immune systems and reduce their waistline, and the foods that make them feel drained, bloated or weighed down.

    For more information about BGR! U or to register for "The 21-Day Clean Eating Challenge," click the link below.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT BGR! U

    National Running Day is June 3 and Black Girls RUN! is celebrating with its Can't Stop. Won't Stop. Virtual Race. Sign up for the event and run a 5K between Wednesday, June 3 and Sunday, June 7 and receive BGR!'s National Running Day Can't Stop. Won't Stop. Virtual Race medal.If you happen to be in Atlanta, celebrate with us in person with Oakley! Celebrate your Can't Stop. Won't Stop virtual race victory with brunchtime catering and cocktails during an exclusive event at Oakley at Lenox Mall on June 7 from 1 pm - 3 p.m.  ET. BGR! co-founder Toni Carey will be there to give you your race medal in person. She will also lead a run before the event.

    The after-party includes: 

     
    • Pre-event run with co-founder Toni Carey (we'll meet up at 12 p.m.)
    • In-person virtual race medal pick-up - and a photobooth to show off the new bling you earned!
    • Free consults with an Oakley stylist on the fiercest sunglasses for your face
    • Shop 20 percent off *available to BGR! only*
    • Enter the Oakley-Insta contest to win a special prize.
    • Brunchtime refreshments and cocktails will be provided
    • Limit 75 participants, so register now! (Must be 21 or older to attend)

         Register

     for the Can't Stop. Won't Stop. Virtual Race or the brunch-time after party with Oakley by clicking here.  

     

    2016 BLACK GIRLS RUN! CRUISE

    ABOARD THE “RUN FOR FUN CRUISE”

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    FEBRUARY 14 – 21, 2016

     

    Join Black Girls RUN! on the Run For Fun Cruise February 14 – 21, 2016 onboard the Norwegian Getaway.

    ABOUT THE CRUISE:

    From on-board clinics, morning run clubs, access to exclusive shore excursions tailor made for the group, themed group activities on the private island of Great Stirrup Cays, Meet n’ Mingles, Cocktail Party (yes it’s FREE drinks), some great running swag, as well as gorgeous runs on Ochos Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Great Stirrup Cay; you can do as much as you want or as little as you want!  It’s all up to you!  Days you would rather just hang out?  Go for it!  You’re in paradise and aboard the Norwegian Getaway!  We will have a day to day itinerary made available to you so you can see what the week will entail.  

    First up, we’ll run the Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon (we recommend you run the half marathon to catch the bus to Miami), then we’ll head to Miami via charter bus to board the Norwegian Getaway! After that, it’s a week of running cruising and porting at the following locations:

    Ochos Rios

    Run where the 8 rivers meet the sea, a scenic and spectacular route mapped by Running Events Ltd, Jamaica’s premier road race management company. More details to follow when Run For Fun Cruise works out the logistics.  Distance will be between 5-10K.

    Grand Cayman

    Partnering with Rhonda and her team from the Cayman Islands Marathon, Run For Fun Cruise is looking at Grand Cayman as a 5-10K race format and will let you know more details when they become available!

    Great Stirrup Cay

    A 5-10K Nature Trail run on the private island of Great Stirrup Cay. There will be an organized group run first thing in the morning and then you can enjoy everything this island oasis will provide you!

    Cozumel

    We’ll be running along the coast when we visit Cozumel!  5-10K distance followed by an optional group excursion!

    This is an exclusive group and all reservations must be made with Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® Ancaster-Dundas. No outside bookings will be permitted. Be part of our vision to one day fill an entire ship with Runners!!!!!  Book early to reserve your spot TODAY!

    FAQS

    HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

    Your personal cruise consultant will help you with pricing! Cruise prices fluctuate, include various specials and are depending on what type of room and the number of roomies that you have. There’s something for every budget, so we recommend you talk to Kim or Anne (see below) about your options and budget so they can help find the perfect package for you.

    I’M IN! WHAT’S NEXT?

    Run For Fun Cruise Tours can help you with your travel arrangements from beginning to end! 

    Step 1.  Get ready to have some Fun!  Go to “Book Now” and fill in appropriate information. On the drop down menu and choose BLACK GIRLS RUN! so they know we sent you! 

    Step 2.  They’ll be ready for you! An Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® Cruise Consultant will be assigned to your booking and walk you through the entire process from start to finish.  Cabin pricing fluctuates based on availability however because of the relationship with Expedia CruiseShipCenters andNorwegian Cruise Lines, you’ll be sure to receive the best fares.  Plus, you are price protected; if the fare goes up, you are locked in at the lowest price!  Once you ask for information, Kim or Anne will be in touch via email/phone to go over all your questions.

    Step 3.  Are you ready to run?? Register for your Run Package and the A1A Marathon by choosing “Run Package”

    Step 4.  What’s in Store?  Visit Run For Fun Cruise on Facebook and join the Run For Fun Cruise Tour “Group” page! This is a private group for members to interact before the cruise!  Get to know everyone BEFORE we get to Ft. Lauderdale!

    BUT, I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!!

    Q: Do you have to be a BGR! member to join the cruise?

    A: No! We will be cruising with other runners so, feel free to bring your significant other or friends if they want to cruise along OR take advantage of the opportunity and make it a girls trip with your favorite BGR! ladies!

    Q: Is Black Girls RUN! planning the cruise?

    A: No! But we’ll be there! We leave that stuff to the experts! It’s coordinated by Run For Fun Cruise Tours. They will be your primary (and only) contact to answer questions, book travel, make changes, etc. We get the easy job of just showing up!

    Q: Will there ONLY be Black Girls RUN! ladies on the cruise?

    A: Again, we will be cruising with Run For Fun Cruise and there will be other runners sailing the seas with us! Renting an entire cruise ship is expensive, but maybe one day!!

    Q: Can men come?

    A: Absolutely. Again, make it a vacation with your boo OR your girls. Your choice!

    Q: Will there be classes and workshops?

    A. Run For Fun Cruises has a ton of activities and events planned for you to take advantage of. At this time, there will not be any BGR! specific classes or workshops! Hey, we need a break too!

    Q: Are we cruising or running??

    A: Both! We’ll meet in Fort Lauderdale for the Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon, where we will run (totally optional of course and if you do run, we recommend NOT doing the marathon due to time restrictions). Once you finish the race, we will transport you to Miami where will board our cruise ship! If you are interested on running on each of the four ports, you must register for the Running Package. Your sales representative will be able to walk you through all  the details.

    Q: I’m SO confused and have tons of questions!

    A: Never fear! Kim (1-866-431-0130) and Anne (1-866-431-0130) can answer any and all questions that you have!

    BOOK YOUR RESERVATION NOW!!!