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Run with Us: Become an Athlete for Equality

The following post comes from HRC Membership Outreach Coordinator Matt Eppright:

Making a New Year’s resolution? As we look back on the amazing accomplishments and strides the LGBT community has made during 2012, why not resolve to be a part of this movement in 2013 and stay in shape at the same time? You can do so by becoming an HRC Athlete for Equality! HRC is now forming a team for the Publix Georgia Half marathon to take place on March 17, 2013. Every year 16,000 runners make their way to the starting line to complete the 13.1 mile race. Have the passion, but not quite ready for a half marathon? That’s ok! We are also forming a team for the Publix Georgia 5K so that everyone can take part in the excitement of race day.
 
The course will certainly keep you motivated as you run alongside noteworthy landmarks that were the backdrop to the African American civil rights movement, including Piedmont Park, Georgia State University, and the home where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born. Take in the history and revel in the present as you become a part of the civil rights movement of today.
 
Athletes for Equality push themselves physically and make a commitment to raise critically needed funds to support the work of HRC and the HRC Foundation. As a member of the HRC team we’ll provide you with everything you need as you prepare for race day, including virtual coaching, fundraising support, and opportunities to connect with other Athletes for Equality as you train and during race week.
 
Don’t live in Atlanta but would like to be an Athlete for Equality?  HRC is currently forming a team for the Rock and Roll Half Marathon to be held on Saturday, March 16th in Washington DC, and registration is now live on the Athletes page. Additionally, you can always participate in any race via the “Choose Your Own” platform and create a personal fundraising page all your own.
 
For more information on the HRC athletes program, visit www.hrc.org/athletes or email athletes@hrc.org with questions.

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