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The Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon is proud to be recognized as an official race supporter for Black Girls RUN!.

In 2009, Black Girls RUN! was created in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The goal of “Black Girls Run” is to encourage and motivate black women to practice a healthy lifestyle. BGR! acts serve as a fitness resource for runners and gym rats alike, as well as provide tips and commentary on staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But we also want to start a movement to encourage ALL women to get off the couch and get active.