Greetings from the desk of {chinatown}runners

OK well from my desk. in my home office. during my lunch break. that’s about how organized I am right now. But I digress, let’s get down to business and answer some questions!

  • When’s the first run happening and where is it gonna be?
    The first run is tentatively scheduled for March 13th, 2021 in Brooklyn. The location of the start house will be announced later this week.

  • What time are we meeting? And how many miles are we running?
    The plan is to meet at 9 AM with launch at 9:38 AM. It will be a 8km/5mi route (shorter options tbd). The route is being finalized this week (i promise!).

  • How can we run with you if we’re outside of NY?
    The idea for {chinatown}runners is to be a decentralized community in the United States and beyond. If you have a Chinatown in your city, I want you to run it in solidarity. There’s 2 ways to engage if you can’t or aren’t comfortable turning up in person. Run with your own crew or solo in your neighborhood Chinatown and use our hashtag #chinatownrunners. Start the same time as us (9:38AM on March 13) or run anytime the weekend of March 13-14th.

  • Will you have graphics so we can repost and promote?
    I am working on this as fast as possible and promise I’ll shoot an email with sharable graphics soon! If you’re a crew lead and want to provide your crew logo to add to our flyers, please send it over!

  • What’s the ultimate goal of this?
    I want us to be able to provide much needed support for our Chinatowns and be the eyes and ears for the communities that have been suffering. I would love donations to our selected charities—this month, I’m promoting Asian Americans For Equality.

Keep your eyes peeled for more details dropping this week including the start / end location & route map. Come masked or prepared to wear a mask (i’ll have some disposables). If you want to get involved, hit up the volunteer form on the website.

Thank you for your support—I really can’t wait to run with you all!
vics / @omgvics

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