MIAMI, Fla. – The Historic Society and the South-Dade Branch of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce the inaugural Run It Back 5K Run/Walk with Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava who will serve as the Race Grand Marshall. The event is set to be a fun-filled event dedicated to uplifting, empowering, and amplifying Black businesses in South Dade. The event will start September 30, 2023, at 7 a.m. The unforgettable experience will take place at Zoo Miami located at 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177.
The Run It Back 5K Run/Walk promises an exhilarating route through Zoo Miami, where participants will dash past lions, giraffes, and elephants while running with the purpose of supporting the thriving Black businesses and historic preservation in South Dade. Whether you join as part of a team or set your individual best, this FUNdraiser is the perfect opportunity to come together as a community and make a positive impact. This event has been made possible through the generous support of Commissioner Kionne McGhee and the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust.
All participants will receive a branded t-shirt, group yoga stretch, a participation medal to commemorate this special event, and admission to Zoo Miami. Additionally, the top three runners in designated categories will be awarded placement medals, adding a competitive edge to the day's festivities.
The fun doesn't end with the run! Following the race, attendees will be treated to a lively send-off and a Miami-centric music set by DJ Nasty of the hit morning show, The Pac Jam on WEDR 99 Jamz. A variety of vendors will be present to provide a vibrant atmosphere. To conclude the morning on a harmonious note, a group yoga session will bring participants together to breathe, stretch, and find a sense of tranquility.
By participating in the Run It Back 5K Run/Walk, you can actively demonstrate your support for Black businesses in South Dade. Consider becoming a sponsor at a level that fits your budget and showcase your commitment to the economic growth and empowerment of the community. Let's run with purpose and make a difference! For more information and sponsorship please visit https://m-dcc.org/run-it-back-5k-run/walk
The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1974 by a group of Black business leaders out of a need for a strong organization that could objectively advocate the needs of a growing Black business community. For over forty years the Chamber has driven the evolving landscape of the black business community in South Florida. Through numerous social unrest and a notable decline of several black business infrastructures, the Chamber has been the constant that the people count on to thrive forward and turn the tide. In 2022, a group of members located in South Dade decided that there needed to be a more concerted effort placed on Chamber members located in the Southern Area of Miami-Dade County and the South Branch began.
The Historic Society was established in 2013 with the mission to be the collection, preservation, and dissemination of archival information related to the Black South Floridians. We shall disseminate information to underserved Black South Florida communities. By doing so we wish to inspire, nurture, and instill a resilient Spirit for life. We are also charged to provide cultural events to ignite the economic vibrance of South Dade by amplifying the viability of the community.