Native Women Running's 3rd Annual MMIW Virtual Run

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NWR 3rd Annual MMIW Virtual Run

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

10:00 AM 4:45 AMUTC

Though 2020 made virtual runs one of our new normals, Native Women Running was ahead of the curve, creating a virtual run in honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in May 2019. This May's run marks the 3rd annual MMIW Virtual Event, held May 5-8, 2021. 

A virtual run is one that a person can do at their own time on their own terms. You can run, walk, or hike at any time, distance, place, or pace. According to the Facebook event, the MMIW Virtual Run was created because "We wanted everyone to feel like they could be part of this event wherever they are. We wanted everyone to come together," and May 5 is National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. On that day, people across the world are invited to join Native Women Running in the meaningful event. People are asked to wear read in honor of that day, as the color red has, historically, been associated with violence and anger and many of these women have died by means of violence. NWR wishes to use the color red in remembrance of these women's lives because they matter. 

Help spread the word and use the hashtags: #native_women_running #nativewomenrunning #redearthrunner

Using these hashtags will also NWR to share your run, walk, or hike with others to help raise awareness. 

Mark your calendar and check the event page for up-to-date information!