JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The second annual Black Lives Matter 5K drew even more runners to downtown Jacksonville on Saturday than last year to celebrate and improve black lives.
The race began at Riverfront Plaza, the site of old Jacksonville Landing, and the event featured live entertainment, vendors, and food trucks.
The BLM5K has partnered with national charities that support disadvantaged people, groups that uplift and empower all communities, and organizations that fight for social justice.
BLM 5K has partnered with local charities: Sulzbacher, Soul Reborn, Live Center, and Northside Coalition.
This year the organization is also working with black charities, helping families of victims of police brutality.
Some at Saturday’s event said they came back believing in the cause to bring the change they want to see to Jacksonville.
“I think they are really achieving their goal of joy and liberation,” said runner Shea Leary. “I just really think that they are doing something that will help us transform our minds and bodies into something joyful. I think this is a great way to bring healing and start the process. “
You can donate to the race’s charity partners on the BLM5K.com website.
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