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Alison Desir’s Run 4 All Women Expands To Event Series

Running As A Vehicle For Social Change

Eight months ago, I launched Run 4 All Women as a fundraiser. I had no idea what to expect. Within a few days, the initiative became way bigger than I ever could have imagined and a movement was born.  From raising more than $100,000 for Planned Parenthood to launching an ambassador program and hosting a women’s summit, it has all been a whirlwind of positive momentum and proof that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

When people asked me what was next, I can honestly say that I had no idea. I did know that I needed to continue to build a team and a community as deeply invested in using running as a vehicle for social change as I was.

I’m excited to now announce the creation of five state chapters and a national event series this summer. Led completely by volunteers and supported by myself and co-leaders Jen Villany and Mary Arnold, these five events will further our mission of using running as a vehicle for social change. The events will be hosted in Massachusetts, California, Louisiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and are set to take place August 11-13, 2017.

In addition to the local events hosted this summer, we have also launched a global virtual race that will allow participants to pledge their miles while fundraising for Planned Parenthood. Participants can join as individuals or in teams, logging miles run via the Racery platform to travel the same journey we did back in January from Harlem to DC.

For more information and to get involved, please visit


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Powdered Feet

Powdered Feet

Passionate about community, mental health and fitness, I am an endurance athlete, Under Armour athlete and believer that sport has the power to change lives. My nickname “powdered feet” comes from the Haitian Kreyol saying, which describes a person so active that you never see them, just the footprints of where they’ve been in powder. I started running after a period of depression, and, over the past 4 years, have been able to Find Meaning on the Run. My running journey started with a blog,, and eventually expanded into a transformative movement known as Harlem Run. When I’m not running, I’m working to resolve and speaking passionately about issues related to women and girls. Find meaning on the run with me at @powderedfeet on Instagram and Twitter!