The Witness, Inc. was incorporated on October 18, 2018 expanding and providing organizational structure to its multimedia platform, The Witness, Black Christian Collective (BCC), which accomplishes its mission through the delivery of blogs, podcasts, special events, and resources. The Witness Foundation (TWF) was formed on October 27, 2020 as a philanthropic expansion under The Witness, Inc., to continue the movement for racial justice by initially identifying, training and funding the next generation of Black Christian leaders. Both divisions (the BCC and TWF) maintain a unique purpose when accomplishing the organization’s mission. Both are divisions of The Witness Inc, founded by author, historian, and New York Times bestseller, Jemar Tisby. 

The Witness: A Black Christian Collective is a division under 501c3 nonprofit, The Witness Inc. We are a multimedia platform that educates, encourages, and empowers Black Christians.

The Witness Foundation is a division under the 501c3 nonprofit, The Witness Inc. Our mission is to continue the movement for racial justice as we identify, train and fund the next generation of Black Christian leaders.

The Active Witness Challenge is a virtual fundraiser that we host in commemoration of the 1965 March on Selma. We invite participants to walk, run, bike, swim or make an active donation. The 1965 March on Selma was successful because participants made a public activation of their faith. Whether they stayed back to provide meals and prayer or they marched mile after mile, the success of the March on Selma can be attributed to a community effort. During the entire month of September invite you to be a part of a community  looking to continue this holy legacy. 

Here at The Witness Inc., we continue this witness through our podcast suite, articles and signature Fellowship Program through The Witness Foundation. We know the fight for racial justice is not complete but each of us can make a contribution. Our fundraising goal for this event is $200,000. We invite you to take the challenge today!

Who: Anyone can participate in this fundraiser.

What: This is a virtual fundraiser to commemorate the 1965 march on Selma.

When: This fundraiser will take place September 1-30, 2022. We will meet virtually for times of encouragement.

Where: There is no physical location so you can virtually participate where you are.

How: Instructions are at the bottom of the page and you will be sent a link to upload your results 24 hours before the first day to upload. This link will also have instructions on how to upload your distances and photos. If agreeable, you can be featured on instagram and Facebook. Be sure to follow and tag us when sharing, and use the hashtags #activewitnesschallenge and #werunbecausetheywalked 

Instagram: @thewitnessfdn @thewitnessbcc

Facebook: @thewitnessfoundation @thewitnessbcc

Twitter: @thewitnessfund @thewitnessbcc

Why: This is our annual fundraising event to build and maintain capacity to continue our podcast suites, articles and the foundation.

Registrants receive an Active Witness racing bib and finisher medal!


Entry fee is $50 per participant until July 31, 2022
Entry fee increases to $75 on August 1, 2022
#werunbecausetheywalked #activewitnesschallenge

  • Access our AWC online community and receive devotionals throughout the month.


Items will not be shipped internationally.
You can still participate and post your times/photos!

*By inserting your email, you are giving us permission to email you.
*The organization can not post or repost pictures of participants under the age of 18.


Registration fees are used toward race expenses and cannot be returned once you sign up.


Nor are they transferable from year to year. Once you are signed up, race fees are used for race expenses and cannot be returned.

In consideration of accepting this entry, I understand and agree to be legally bound hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and waive, release and hold harmless The Active Witness Challenge, The Witness Inc., The Witness Foundation, The Witness Black Christian Collective, elitefeats inc., and any volunteers and all race sponsors and their agents, employees and representatives for any and all injuries, claims, liabilities and causes of action related to my participation in this event. I attest that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and that my condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. I further grant permission to any of the foregoing organizations to take and use photographs, video, and recordings or any other record of this event for any purpose whatsoever.

If signed by a parent, the parent agrees to release and hold the above-named organizations and persons harmless of any claims which may be asserted by or on behalf of the entrant as well.



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