Run Richmond 2023 is a race for Black history
9/21/2023, 6 p.m.
RUN RICHMOND 16.19, the cultural running and walking event hosted by the Djimon Hounsou Foundation in collaboration with the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia and Sports Backers takes place Sept. 30.
Run Richmond takes participants through over 400 years of Black history on courses of 16.19 kilometers (10 miles) and 6.19 kilometers (3.85 miles) to acknowledge the sacrifices and achievements of the African-American community, connects its shared history, and contribute to healing and reconciliation, according to the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia.
Along the course, participants will encounter historical signs with QR codes, which allow them to access short educational videos. In addition, they can use the RaceJoy mobile app as an outdoor audio guide. Doing so, they will receive short audio messages narrated by two-time Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou as they pass significant landmarks.
For more information, contact the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia at (804) 780-9093.