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Thu February 1 - Mon March 4

How to be an Active Ally

Allyship is like running. It’s a long, steady journey that requires learning, unlearning and persistence. Our Share The Run Challenge is meant to be one step on your journey as an ally. We invite you to join us, donate to Black Girls RUN! and get to know members of the BGR! community.

What is an ally? 

An ally is a person who has privilege and chooses to support and advocate for a marginalized group that they’re not a part of. 

Here are some ideas to help you in your allyship journey. 

  • Educate Yourself: Learn about the experiences and challenges faced by marginalized groups through resources, literature and conversations.

  • Listen and Empathize: Hear and understand perspectives of marginalized groups without dismissing or overshadowing their voices.

  • Build Connections: Join social justice groups (and diverse running groups!) and support their work that promotes equity and inclusivity.

  • Speak Up: Challenge discrimination, biases and injustices when you encounter them, even in uncomfortable situations.

  • Be Open to Feedback: Acknowledge and learn from your mistakes. Be open to guidance from those you aim to support.

  • Stay Engaged: Being an ally isn’t a one time thing. Keep at it and stand with marginalized communities however you can.  

  • Donate: Financially support organizations focused on diversity and social justice like Black Girls RUN!

         For more information and resources visit the Running Industry Diversity Coalition's (RIDC) website.

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