New York Unity Race Aims To Bring Police and Community Together

Bronx Unity Race_#Not62_09202015In the spirit of unity, which can start with good sportsmanship, Crotona Park 5K, a Bronx running club, will host the New York Unity Race on September 20, 2015, from 8 AM to 2 PM. The goal of this unique event is to help strengthen our community, and to help cultivate a healthy relationship between the NYPD and the community it serves. Members of the NYPD and the community will run a 5K race (approximately 3.1 miles) on a course in Crotona Park. Additionally, Crotona Park 5K will distribute focus-group-tested literature, together with other giveaways to improve relations between the NYPD and the community.

“We are bringing the community together for healthy living,” said Abidoun Bello, the founder of the Crotona Park 5K running club. The event uses the hashtag #Not62 as a reminder that the Bronx ranks last in health rankings.

“Running is a total body workout and we want local residents to advantage of the park for a range of healthy activities,” said Bello.

In light of the tremendous value that this event offers in uniting New Yorkers, organizers are requesting community support as attendees or race participants.

Rosemary Ordonez-Jenkins, chairperson of Friends of Crotona, says that the race is designed to promote healthy living and to attract runners from across the New York City. “We want New Yorkers and their families from other boroughs to experience Crotona Park — our Central Park,” she said.

Race registration is from 8-9 AM. The race will start at 9:15 AM. Runners can pre-register online here.

And the best part is that proceeds from the race will go toward long-term solutions to improve law enforcement and community relations and overall community development.

The video below explains why you should consider running in the NY Unity Race on Sunday in beautiful Crotona Park.

New York Unity Race

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