From our friends at Bronx Community College:
Bronx Community College (BCC)’s Run the Bronx race will be held on May 3. This annual event was founded in 1978 by former college president and Tuskegee Airman Dr. Roscoe C. Brown.
Now in its 36th year, the Run has become a signature event for the borough. And there’s so much more to the day than just a high-spirited, friendly competition. Run the Bronx promotes fitness and wellness, a crucial issue in a borough that has the highest rates of asthma, diabetes and obesity in our city. BCC would like to further expand the annual race to encourage healthier habits and lifestyles in our common community and turn around these alarming statistics.
Last year’s Run the Bronx was a huge success. Over 1,200 runners, walkers, and volunteers, ranging in age from young children with their parents to senior citizens, descended on our historic campus for the festivities. This was an increase of 300 percent from previous years, making us confident we can do even better in 2014.
Our goal at Bronx Community College is simple: education for all. We serve a predominantly Black and Hispanic student body, providing our dreamers, strivers and achievers with life-changing academic programs that lead directly to rewarding careers or to the next step in their ongoing education.
Make sure you head over to their website and REGISTER for this important event: http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/Run-the-Bronx/#degTop