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I know virtual runs can be mentally challenging, but I’ve found that they are most rewarding when you find a purpose that resonates with you. I was able to find that by participating in the National Day of Awareness MMIW Virtual Run, hosted by Native Women Running. MMIW stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. I’m sharing my recap of the virtual run!
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The virtual event took place from May 5-8, so I knew that I would have a couple of opportunities to run and show my support. On May 5, I ran 3 miles in my neighborhood. There was a chance of rain all day, but I braved the elements and had a really nice, refreshing run! On May 8, I had 5 miles on tap that I wanted to dedicate to the virtual run. I had been back with my running club over the past few weeks on Saturdays, but since no one else was available, I had the opportunity to run solo. I ran an out and back to Forbidden Drive along the Wissahickon Creek, and it was another really enjoyable run.
I had a great time running virtually and I was so happy to hear that Native Women Running was able to raise over $30,000 for MMIW USA! Their mission is to be in solidarity with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirits, Relatives, grieving families, and individuals working on the frontlines to end this epidemic of violence against Indigenous people. I suggest checking out their website and following Native Women Running on Instagram to learn more!
Were you aware of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women? Do you run virtual races that fundraise for a meaningful cause?