National Black Marathoners Association Raises Over $11,650 For Scholarships on National Running Day

The National Black Marathoners Association Members Received Over $11,650 Through Its "Run a Mile, Save a Mind" Scholarship Fund Raising Drive, Which Ended On National Running Day
2015 Nat Run Day Graduation Medal
2015 Nat Run Day Graduation Medal
DALLAS - June 3, 2015 - PRLog -- For National Running Day (NRD), the National Black Marathoners Association’s (NBMA) members raised$11,650 during its “Run a Mile, Save a Mind” college scholarship charity drive. The organization wanted the ability to award four-year college scholarships to high school seniors. Previously, the NBMA only awarded scholarships for the freshman year. Leading up to NRD, members responded with various fund raising activities.

Tee Morgan ran half marathons on each of the seven continents in eleven days and completed the North Pole Marathon to bring international awareness of our educational goals.

The Party on the Pavement Group hosted a meet and greet fund raising event at the Little Rock Marathon for NBMA members. This group consisted of Brenda Stallings, Tameika Reed, Niccole Carr, and Estelle Rutledge.

When Kelli Boyer learned that our 2014/2015 NBMA scholarship winner, Kayla Keys, was attending her alma mater, Hampton University. She not only challenged her fellow alums to make donations, she matched their contributions!!!

Other members used corporate matching and sales through AmazonSmile to help reach the goal.

And today, around the world, members made donations and committed to "Run a Mile, Save a Mind.”

About the National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA):

The National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) is the nation's largest, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging Black Americans and others to pursue a healthy lifestyle through long distance running and walking. It is open to everyone, regardless of athletic ability or previous running experience. The NBMA's 2015 USA Summit will be at the Dallas Marathon during the December 12 weekend.

The NBMA awards multiple scholarships annually to college-bound high school seniors, who have competed on the high school cross country team, in a distance event (1500 meters or greater) on the high school track team, or completed a full, certified 26.2-mile marathon.   Our goal is to encourage Black youth to pursue track and field activities, in particular distance running, to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to achieve academic excellence.  The NBMA has awarded more than $19,000 in scholarships to college-bound, high school seniors. For more information visit

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