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Black girls run? Of course we do. In packs actually. In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! and in April 2010 more than 60 running groups were launched across the nation. From beginners to veterans, over 61,000 African American women are educating and motivating one another all in the name of preserving their sexy. So what are you waiting for? Snatch back your health sis and join the hottest FitGirl movement today: Black Girls RUN!

Preserve The Sexy Tour

There are two things that will never go out of style: being healthy and being sexy! Since January 2013, Black Girls RUN! has traveled to cities across the United States to host one-day health and fitness clinics, the Preserve the Sexy Tour. On August 17, Black Girls RUN! continued the tour to New York, NY to promote health and fitness among African-American women. The clinic was held at the Kumbell Theater One at University Plaza located in Brooklyn. Next stop? Philadelphia, PA on August 24th.

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These health and fitness clinics will share Black Girls RUN!’s unique “Walk Before You RUN!” training program, guiding women in their journey from walking to running. Participants will also receive information and tools on choosing the best running gear, hair maintenance tips, nutrition and healthy eating, and more.

The tour is open to beginner runners, walkers, non-Black Girls RUN! members and current Black Girls RUN! members. Click here to find out more information, and to register for a tour stop near you.

Sweat With Your Sole

Wait there’s more. If you missed Black Girls RUN! 2012 inaugural national conference in Atlanta, GA then make your reservations now for the 2013 Sweat With Your Sole Conference and 5K & 10K race weekend in the “Queen City.” Charlotte, N.C. is the perfect location for a girls getaway and this jam­packed weekend will kick off with a two ­day conference starting on Friday, September 6. Here is what you can look forward to: Interactive workshops, dynamic speakers, a vast amount of knowledge­sharing on running, health, nutrition and so much more. For more information visit

Robbie Ann Darby (RAD Experience) is a professional FitGirl, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in NYC. Follow her sweaty life on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more fun health and fitness tips!

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