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Would I do it again? Before I ran the marathon, I used to respond “Hell no, I’m running this one and will brag about it for the rest of my life”. But ask me again, now that I conquered the pain after hitting the wall at the 20th mile (yes, all they say about this […]

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 […]

HelloBeautiful is proud to present “Financial Freedom,” a four episode web-series featuring young ‘entreprenistas’ making their mark on the business world. Our first episode features Ashley Hicks, Founder of Black Girls Run!. After gaining a few extra pounds post-college, Ashley decided it was time to get back in shape so she started running. After enlisting […]

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. When Ashley Hicks discovered that statistic, she wanted to take action and created Black Girls Run!, a website and support group for women to help each other stay motivated to lead active healthy lifestyles. “When Black Girls Run! was created three years […]