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December 12th | Abebe Bikila Run & Brunch
December 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
NY Flyers Extend Your Run Family Mixer honoring Abebe Bikila
When: Sunday, December 12th, 2021
Run Start Time: see below
Brunch Start Time: 11:30 at Harlem Shake
Who: Members and Non-members- all are welcome!
Organizer: New York Flyers Diversity, Inclusion and belonging Committee
Point-to-Point Ending at Marcus Garvey Park, 124th Street & Fifth Avenue.
Meet Point One: Dyckman St & Payson Ave (Bathroom nearby) Meet Time: 9:00am. Bag Check closes at 9:15. RUN START: 9:30!!!
Meet Point Two: Fordham Road & Grand Concourse (The Children’s Place) Meet Time Two: 10:00am. Bag Check closes 9:55. Leaves at 10:00!
Four Pace Groups: 9, 10, 11 & 12 m/m.11&12 m/m groups will run 12K, 7.50 miles. 9&10 m/m groups will run 15K, 9.25 miles.
All crews should finish at Marcus Garvey Park w/i 10 mins of each other and walk over to Harlem Shake by 11:30.
Twelve crews from North Manhattan and the Bronx are celebrating the Abebe Bikila 12/12 Run. Much like Bikila, the running crews of North Manhattan and the Bronx are transforming the health of their communities by bringing our sport to every doorstep. They will be joined by the New York Flyers, one of New York’s largest crews. Designed to touch at or close to the home base of many of our crews, the routes explore the terrain of North Manhattan and the Bronx and remain easy to follow.
Before there was Ted Corbitt or Fred Lebow, before Grete Waitz or Eliud Kipchoge, Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia changed the world of running. In 1960, Bikila broke the world Marathon record running the Rome Olympics Marathon…barefoot. His sensational performance and pictures of his bloodied finish captured the world’s imagination and put Marathon running on the global athletics map. Four years later, Bikila wore running shoes to break his Rome record by 3 minutes in the Tokyo Olympics. Today, New York Road Runners presents the Abebe Bikila Award to athletes or non-athletes who have made outstanding contributions to the world of running.