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Upcoming Event

Save the Date: 10th Annual Celebrate & Connect Event Banner Image

2024 Black Unicorn Marathoners Celebrate & Connect Event Registration is now open!

WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2024

TIME: 2:00pm - 7:00pm ET (Athletes, please arrive on or before 3:00pm ET)

LOCATION: The Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
1350 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120

Click video below to watch Black Unicorn Marathoners, 2023 Procession of the Boston Marathon Athletes.

Black Unicorn Marathoners, 2023 Procession of the Boston Marathon Athletes

Video credit: Astrid Joseph

ADA: Accessible Facility

Transportation: Orange Line to Roxbury Crossing Station, Lyft, Uber, 2.2 mile run or walk from the Boston Marathon Finish Line & Copley Square.

RSVPs are required for all athletes participating in the Procession.

Athletes: PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE REGGIE LEWIS CENTER, PROCESSION GATHERING SPOT, BY 3:00PM.

RSVPs are encouraged for all attendees so that we can plan for seating and giveaways.

Please email info@BlackUnicornMarathoners.org if you have a large group that will be attending.

Previous Featured Runners

2021

  • Jillonda Reed Washington
  • Jen Kanyugi
  • Isaiah Douglas
  • Latoya Harwell
  • Antar Johnson
  • Lisa Davis
  • Erica Sanders Hurst

2020

  • Penny Love
  • Maria D. Romano
  • Steven Barnes
  • AM Cabral
  • Ebony Jenkins
  • Rochelle "Sweet Roz" Solomon

2019

  • Sheila White
  • Omar Lateef
  • Luther Isaac
  • Corie Pauling
  • Colette Nichols
  • Dionida Ryce
  • Debbie Smith
  • Candice L. Caesar
  • Monica Whitlow-Reynolds
  • Dale Morrison
  • Sean Hicks
  • Greg Wade
  • Anthony L. Sanders
  • Reuben Sança

2018

  • Jetola Anderson-Blair
  • Ofeibea Abofari
  • Mark Younker
  • Margo Gregory
  • Sandra Bowie Tezino
  • Beofra Bee
  • Randy-Latoya Harwell
  • Arburn Semena Morgan Cain
  • Isaiah Douglas
  • Charlene Pennymon
  • Maurice Lee
  • Billy Mathis
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Our Mission

The Black Unicorn Marathoners' mission is to Celebrate and Connect BIPOC runners associated with the Boston Marathon, spanning from qualifiers to charity supporters, invitational entrants, and alumni. Our annual event at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury goes beyond welcoming athletes to Boston; it weaves them into the fabric of our community, recognizing their contributions and affirming their essential role in the narrative of our city’s marathon. We aspire to make this event a symbol of unity and diversity, proving indispensable to the marathon tradition.

Beyond celebration, we are dedicated to educating and elevating the prominence of long-distance running within our community and beyond. We aim to forge connections between the marathon’s participants and the next generation of runners, fostering a dynamic and inclusive running community that reflects the spirit and diversity of Boston. Through these efforts, we envision transforming the Boston Marathon into an even more inclusive, inspiring, and uniting experience for all.

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