GirlTrek Is Helping Black Families Shake Off a ‘Itis’ and Lace Up Their Walking Shoes This Thanksgiving

Instead of overindulging this Thanksgiving weekend—whether that means a food coma from a greens, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, you name it, or a debt hangover from a Black Friday discounts, deals, and doorbusters—one classification is enlivening black families to get fit together.

In what has turn an annual tradition, GirlTrek is job for black families opposite a nation to lift themselves divided from a eating and a selling and deposit their time and resources in their common health instead by holding a Thanksgiving weekend walk.

“We entice we to join hundreds of women opposite a nation to horde a #BlackFamily5K with your family this Thanksgiving. Aunties, uncles, grandparents, and neighbors will accumulate after cooking on Thursday or during a holiday weekend to travel together,” GirlTrek co-founder Vanessa Garrison pronounced in a statement. “This is a new tradition.”

GirlTrek is a country’s largest open health transformation for black women, with 315,000 active members. It encourages black women to use walking as a form of self-care and a initial step toward heading healthier and some-more over lives—or, as they put it on their website, to “heal a bodies, enthuse a families, and to retrieve a streets of a neighborhoods.”


Most of a walks will take place Thursday after dinner, though they can also occur on Friday or Saturday morning. To horde a Black Family 5K, register here. You can even imitation out customizable race bibs to make your family travel photos demeanour central (or for those #Thanksgiving bragging rights on a ‘gram).

“Three years ago we motionless to join a #optoutside transformation by mouth-watering black families to attend in a new holiday tradition—Black Family 5Ks,” combined GirlTrek co-founder T. Morgan Dixon.

“That’s right, we appropriated, rebranded, and flipped a corporate holiday into a pre-Kwanza lovefest,” Dixon continued. “We’ve finished Black Friday a new Black Holiday by mouth-watering families to shake off a honeyed potato ‘itis, put divided a credit cards, accumulate adult all a cousins who finished snuck out to ‘go to a store,’ and strike a streets of a neighborhoods for some good ole’ conform family fun.”


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