Earth Day Virtual 5K!


Upload your times & photos on 4/20 - 4/22 


April 21 9AM MST / Golden CO
Run Leads: Porfidia, Candace and Becca (RER LegsForLandBack runners and RWP Athlete Advocates) are collaborating to combine Earth Day and Running for Justice MMIR for our 5K Run/Walk
Where: North Table Mountain trailhead 4788 CO-93 Golden, CO 80403

April 21 9AM PDT / Seattle WA
Run Lead: Beca P. (RWP Athlete Advocate)
Where:  Seward Park by the Seward Park Audubon Center, 2.4 miles (flat)

April 21 11:30AM PDT /  Portland OR
Run Leads: Izzy and Connor (Go The Distance - Right To Run partner)
Where: Japanese American Historical Plaza, Couch & Naito Parkway on the waterfront by the cherry blossoms 

April 22nd 5:45PM MST / Tucson AZ
Run Leads: Mely (RWP Athlete Advocate)
Where: Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead (5K Run, Will have earth-centered arts/poetry activities)

April 28 8AM CST / Minneapolis MN | Roseville
Run Lead: Michael, ReNew Earth Running
Where: Makwa Coffee, 2805 Hamline Ave. N., Roseville, MN

As we approach Earth Day (April 22, 2024), we want to share with you why it’s important to include the topic and issue of the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women and peoples at the intersection of climate justice.  We can advocate and call for accountability to move towards a just transition, towards sustainable and responsible clean energy, towards limiting our carbon footprint, lessening our consumption of fast fashion, towards more composting, recycling, terracycling, and more. But all of that means nothing, when we are not including the Indigenous Peoples, People of color, and marginalized communities who are devastatingly impacted by violence, displacement, and even homicide, at the hands of big oil, and other destructive and extractive methods that care more about profit than life.  More specifically, we have Indigenous women, children and peoples, being impacted by violence, domestic violence, trafficking, and sexual assault when we talk about man camps along pipelines, that are extracting oil and other resources from our sacred ecosystems. 

For example, in the state of North Dakota, with their oil boom, reported at least 125 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women during this time and in 2019, 529 recorded cases along the Keystone Pipeline that crosses states like Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. 

We have Indigenous Peoples, like Berta Cáceres - Ari Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau - Homero Gómez, all across the Eagle and Condor lands (really, all over the world too), being hunted, attacked and even losing their lives at the hands of the extractive industry because they are considered invaders and their Indigenous ancestral lands are wanted for these extractive projects and resources. We have had land and water defenders or protectors murdered because they mobilized their communities to stop the dangerous projects that would harm their lands and resources.  

“The abuse of women is well known in history, and tells you a lot about what is happening on our earth.” - LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Standing Rock Sioux

With our Earth Day 5k and the conversation of how MMIW/R intersects with Climate Justice, we hope to raise awareness about this epidemic leading into the big week of action for May 5th - National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Relatives. And I remind you, that this advocacy, this heart work, is continuously done every day by the families, survivors, advocates, and organizations that are fighting for a safer, thriving future where Indigenous peoples are protected, visible, heard, supported, amplified and centered.

"Running is medicine. Running is tradition. Running is healing. Running is prayer. Running is community. Indigenous people are known for running for the messages they carry for the prayers they carry for the tradition it brings. We run together as relatives, as a community, to recognize and celebrate Indigenous people! To acknowledge the past and what Native people have had to experience to be here today. We celebrate the present existence of Indigenous people and all the good medicine we bring to our relatives and to the lands. As we look ahead we have the opportunity to dismantle current systems of oppression and racism and rebuild a better and visible future! Our relatives across Turtle Island (North America) are sharing so much of their hard work to support their communities and build a future for our next generations. This virtual race is to bring and call people in to support Indigenous People,  uplift the real history and stories, their strength, and their resilience because we are still here! We are thriving. Jordan Marie Daniel

Upload your times & photos 4/20-4/22

Ways to take action and participate for Earth Day:

+ Take action for Earth Day Week of Action with People's vs Fossil Fuels, Stop The Money Pipeline and

+ Take individual action and action with community on Earth Day 2024:



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