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Runner's World Features South Fulton Running Partners, Black Girls Run Atlanta

The South Fulton Running Partners and Black Girls Run Atlanta are featured in a December 2011 Runner's World report entitled "Why Is Running So White?"

The Atlanta-based South Fulton Running Partners are featured in a comment-heavy, well-circulated December 2011 Runner's World report entitled "Why Is Running So White?"

The online version of the story includes the extended report on the topic while the hard-copy magazine shows several pictures of Partners running and enjoying good times together.

In addition to SFRP, the Runner's World story also features Black Girls RUN!, another group with a strong Atlanta base. Among those quoted from Atlanta are Sonya Jefferson and Tes Sobomehin.

Members of the South Fulton Running Partners comprise the oldest mostly-black recreational walking and running club in the country.

The Partners are active in several community sports and fitness events and are the race managers of the new annual Fulton County 5k and 10k and the annual Sickle Cell 7k Road Race at Welcome All Park.

The 33rd Annual Sickle Cell race and walk is in the spring of 2012. For more information about the road walk and run as well as the Partners, go to:  www.sfrpatlanta.org.

For more information about Black Girls RUN! (Twitter handle @blackgirlsrun) in Atlanta, contact Tes Sobomehin on Facebook or at tsobomehin@yahoo.com.

Val December 01, 2011 at 11:22 AM
If you haven't, please check out Black Girls Run. What an amazing group of women. If it wasn't for them I'd still be sitting on the couch.
Athon Barron December 02, 2011 at 05:00 PM
African Americans has a 57.9% obesity rate and is leading the pack with heart disease, diabetes, cancer etc. We can change this if we as individuals start running\walking and eating fruits and vegetables. Go Partners. sfrpatlantaga. org

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