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Our vision for Run Richmond 16.19 is to commemorate the sacrifices and achieve­ments our African Americans brothers & sisters have made to our nation and celebrate Unity in Diversity through symbolic courses of 16.19K and 6.19K.

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Djimon Hounsou Foundation presents

16.19K Run

16.19 kilometers | 10.06 miles

This symbolic course of 16.19 kilometers lets you experience +400 years of Black History on a unique running course through Richmond. It features the highlights of the short route as well as Rocket’s Landing and Ancarrow’s Landing, the places where Africans first set foot on American soil after been shipped upstream to Richmond.

 

  • Event Date: Sat, Sep 21, 2024
  • Start/Finish: Kanawha Plaza, Richmond, VA
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM
  • Minimum Pace: 18 min/mile (3.3 mi/h | 5.4 km/h)
  • Time last runner/walker needs to reach finish: 11:15 am

 

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Djimon Hounsou Foundation presents

6.19K Run/Walk

6.19 kilometers | 3.85 miles

Our short distance of 6.19K allows you to experience Shockoe Bottom, Church Hill, Capitol District, Jackson Ward and Gambles Hill by foot. It’s the ideal distance to run or walk with your entire family.

 

  • Event Date: Sat, Sep 21
  • Start/Finish: Kanawha Plaza, Richmond, VA
  • Start Time: 8:45 AM
  • Minimum Pace: 36 min/mile (1.7 mi/h | 2.7 km/h)
  • Time last runner/walker needs to reach finish: 11:15 am

 

I will run 6.19K to help out this great effort and I hope you will do the same.

Mayor Levar Stoney, City of RIchmond

Let us always be mindful of what happened in the past as we propel into a brighter future.

Delores McQuinn, Virginia State Delegate

Events like Run Richmond 16.19 inspire the next generation of activists and creatives to continue the important work of our ancestors. They shine a light on where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going.

Liza Mickens, Great Great Grand Daughter of Maggie L. Walker

Virginia, and more specifically, Richmond, exemplifies American history and Black history from the very beginning with the arrival of the first Africans in 1619 to the recent events such as the Black Lives Matter movement and removal of the Confederate monuments.

Dr. Monroe Harris, President of Black History Museum

Event Organizer

Strengthening Pan-African Identity and Culture

The Djimon Hounsou Foundation is a tax-exempt nonprofit from California that pursues the following mission:

  1. Celebrate unity in diversity and take a stand for racial equality
  2. Reconnect Afro Descendants with their history, roots & culture
  3. Combat modern-day slavery & human trafficking

 

Our Nonprofit

RUN RICHMOND 16.19 IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY

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Want to make changes to your reservation or can't make it to the event? We've got you covered!

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Cancellation: Overall, race entries are non-refundable, even in the case of a race postponement, format changes, cancellation and/or if you are unable to participate.

However, you have the option to add RegShield cancellation insurance to your ticket purchase. RegShield lends peace of mind by reimbursing the cost of the registration price, should you be unable to attend the event due to several covered reasons including accident, illness, and family emergencies.

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Participant Transfer: Sometimes life gets in the way. In case you cannot attend the event, you can easily transfer your entry ticket to a friend. We’ll only charge a $5 transfer fee from you, the original ticket holder. Just visit the self-service portal of our registration partner Run Signup to initiate a transfer for a refund or as a gift. In the first case, your friend pays for your ticket online and you receive a refund in return. In the second case, your friend does not have to pay and you don’t get refunded.

 

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Change Race Distance: You also have the option to upgrade or downgrade your race distance as long as there are open slots. You can conveniently do so from the self-service portal of our registration partner Run Sign Up.

If you are transferring to a longer distance, you’ll be asked to pay the difference in ticket price plus a $5 processing fee. If you downgrade to a shorter distance you will only need to pay the processing fee of $5. Please note that we do not offer any refunds on downgrades.

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Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.

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Coretta Scott King

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A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

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Marcus Garvey

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

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I am not African because I was born in Africa. I am African because Africa was born in me.

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Kwame Nkrumah

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Nobody is free until everybody is free.

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Fannie Lou Hamer

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For black lives to matter, Africa must matter.

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