Ultima Replenisher has long championed women supporting other women while staying active and our most recent partnership with Black Girls Run! as their official hydration sponsor, extends our happy hydration mantra to even more fabulous women. Not familiar with this amazing organization? Keep reading to learn more about what they do and the events they run (and how you can get involved!).
Inspiring Fitness, One Step at a Time
Black Girls Run! was founded in 2009 by Jay Ell Alexander to encourage and motivate Black women to find community support and to practice healthy lifestyles, whether they want to run, hit the gym or enjoy any other method of exercise.
Black Girls Run! aims to support all women at all stages of their wellness journey via a community-based movement that pairs women with running and fitness groups in their neighborhoods. Joining your community’s Black Girls Run! group (or founding a new one) is totally free, making getting started with the organization — whether you’re a newbie runner or long-time veteran — easy and simple.
But the benefits of belonging to the Black Girls Run! family don’t stop there. The organization’s website offers tons of free, fitness-focused resources to help members along every step of their fitness journeys. There’s a food library with exclusive, delicious recipes curated via partnerships with brands like Kellogg’s. A virtual training plan, WALK B4U RUN, helps prep members for their first 5K. The BGR University 10-week training program includes master classes, training, coaching and more, all free to accepted applicants. And the Black Girls Run! blog offers loads of information, encouraging stories and tips for running women.
Want to level up your running experience even further?
Black Girls Run! hosts a range of programs and events to help with that, too. One of the most anticipated events on the calendar is 2022’s Sweat With Your Sole healthy living event, which combines mental and physical wellness activities into one spectacular weekend, all occurring in Charlotte, North Carolina. Other events include virtual marathons, half marathons, meetups and more, all across the country and all throughout the year.
So, does Black Girls Run! sound like exactly the kind of organization you need in your life? Joining couldn’t be simpler. Find a group near you on the Black Girls Run! website and then join that group’s Facebook page to get started. That’s it. From there, all that’s left to do is simply start running.
Hydration is Happiness
As the new, official hydration sponsor of Black Girls Run!, as of November, Ultima Replenisher is proud to support all of the amazing resources and events that Black Girls Run! offers its members, so many of which are entirely free and easy to access. We believe that hydration is key to fitness happiness, which is why we’ve been making our Ultima electrolyte hydration drink powders for more than two decades — for all of the electrolytes you need to power you through your next run or workout, without all of the sugar or hard-to-pronounce ingredients that you don’t.
Stay tuned for more information regarding Ultima’s partnerships, on our blog, and check out the other Black Girls Run! partners, many of who offer discounts and perks to the Black Girls Run! community.