Movement Runners turns 2!! To celebrate the two year anniversary of Movement Runners, we collaborated a run with United LA. Dozens of people from all parts of LA flooded the morning streets of Inglewood, CA. There was two groups to choose from, the 5 mile group or the 10 mile group. Rain didn’t stop people from lacing up their shoes and hitting the streets.
After the run, members congregated at Edward Vincent Jr Park to have their potluck. Though it was windy and freezing it was a great turn out. The menu consisted of a variety of different foods, ceviche, roasted chicken, beans, rice, tortillas, donuts, potato wedges, freshly cut fruits, chips and salsa, macaroni and cheese, etc and a wide selection of beverages to choose from.
I’m entirely grateful for the people I have met through running. There are so many things in life that divide us, that separate us and tear us apart, be it race, religion, creed, socioeconomic level, nationality or any variety of other factors. But running is something that we all share in common. Regardless of any of these divisive factors, we all run in the same way. It is a commonality we humans share in a world that emphasizes our differences. Running unites us and brings us together because, in the words of the great Bill Rodgers, “We sweat the same. We struggle the same.” Running is a simple, primitive act, and therein lays its power. For it is one of the few commonalities left between us as a human race.
Thanks to all the running groups that united this morning to celebrate our two year anniversary:
Run the City
Photo Creds: @onlyone_Hugo