Rise and run

Jun. 28, 2013 @ 06:51 AM

4:30 in the morning is not too early.
That is, it isn’t if you ask members of Black Girls RUN!
The national organization promotes healthy lifestyles, primarily for African American women, though the group is open to all.
High Point chapter founder Regina Hollaman said she noticed that many of the 1600 members of Black Girls RUN! Greensboro were from High Point, so she decided to branch out.
The group meets several times a week every half-hour, 4:30-6 a.m., at various locations, including the 5 a.m. run at High Point Public Library, pictured above with (L-R) Katrina Jefferson, Sarah Graham, Regina Hollaman and Charlotte Montague.
Hollaman said she didn’t used to like running, but has now set a goal to run a half-marathon in all 50 states. She’s already done 10.
Anyone looking for a supportive running group, Hollaman said, is invited to join the “Black Girls RUN! Greensboro” Facebook group for more information. The group also has evening runs.
Hollaman said their motto is “No woman left behind.”
--lblake@hpe.com