With the Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler being a women’s only road race, I just had to be there and represent for my crew; Black Girls Run! (BGR) Columbia. We had over 30 BGR sole sistahs sign up and participate in the race. We even ran and/or walked in the rain.
This race, was established in 2002, and is an event that is strictly for women put together by women. I loved the fact that the Heart & Sole calls attention to heart disease in women. I was more than happy to participate in this year’s run, knowing that the proceeds provided complimentary entries for certain women in the community who were identified at risk for heart disease, women who couldn’t afford the race fee and women with heart conditions that couldn’t afford cardiac rehabilitation.