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We are pleased to announce our 5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Virtual 5K taking place from June 19th, 2024 to August 17th, 2024! With over 200 participants nationwide, this 5K commemorates Juneteenth and promotes healthy, active living.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19th, 1865, the date when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and issued General Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that all enslaved people were now free. This announcement came nearly two and half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. General Granger's reading of effectively marked the end of chattel slavery in the United States. Join us from wherever you are to celebrate a new beginning and reflect on this historic day.

This is a time to reflect on Black Americans’ collective resiliency when faced with racial disparities and cultivate knowledge and appreciation of Black American culture.

Let’s join in solidarity to complete the Juneteenth Celebration 5k run/walk/roll virtually or form a meet-up in your city. Get active! Physically Apart, Virtually Together! 

What to Expect:

Join us nationwide with enthusiasm, community spirit, and a heart-pounding 5K run/walk/roll for the Juneteenth Celebration Virtual 5k. Whether you're an experienced runner or just beginning your fitness journey, this event welcomes all. Choose your path in your community—through streets, parks, or on a treadmill—and celebrate the journey towards freedom and equality. Reflect on the strength, resilience, and unity of the Black American community as you move.

We encourage you to share your experience and post your photos on social media with #FBEJuneteenth5K.


Virtual participation: (Anytime & Anyplace!)

Complete your 3.1 miles anytime & anyplace during between June 19th and August 17th. You choose your course and go at your own pace! Not a runner? No problem. You can walk, hike, bike, or use a treadmill to remind you of your limitless potential! There will be meet-ups in San Diego, Charlotte, Chicago, and many more places. Grab your family and friends, meet-up, and run/walk/roll together.

Post your results to the virtual leaderboard. Your race shirt and medal will be mailed to you within 2 weeks of the event date.


Virtual Registration Fee: $25

Registration includes the following:

  • Finisher's Medal

  • Runners Bib



Join the Movement: Form a meet-up in your city

By participating in the Juneteenth Celebration Virtual 5k, you're not just running a race; you're commemorating a pivotal moment in history and embracing the values of freedom and equity. Together, let's honor the strength and resilience of the Black American community, reduce health disparities, and promote well-being for all.

Register now and be part of something transformative. The Juneteenth Celebration Virtual 5K – where every step commemorates freedom, showcases Black excellence, and honors our shared history. Lace up, show up, and let's run towards a brighter, healthier future together!


San Diego Meet-Up: 

Registrants of the 5K can pick up their bibs the morning of the meet-up: 

Wednesday, June 19th at 8AM

Neal Petties Mountain View Community Park

641 S. Boundary St.

San Diego, CA 

Chicago Meet-Up: TBD



Let's goooooo!!!

(Please email with questions or for more information.)


Helping Our Community: Donate

Proceeds from registration will directly support Fit, Black, and Educated, Inc. (FBE), create programming/events focused on fitness, health and wellness, financial literacy, civic engagement, and a deeper knowledge of Black history for communities of the Diaspora.  

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? 

Contact: Marlissa Herring at

2024 Finisher's Medal designed by Stanley Williams
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