WeRun313 running club aims to connect with Black runners in Detroit, gives away running shoes
DETROIT – WeRun313, a Detroit running club aiming to connect Black runners and help grow the sport in the community, is taking a new step to help their mission. “We Run 313 is a social run club that connects like-minded individuals, through running to build a healthier and happy community,” said co-founder Lance Woods. Woods, who started the club with Joe Robinson, said the club’s mission defines its motto -- “Connect. Joe and I noticed that a lot of people weren’t running in proper running shoes,” Woods said. Robinson said, “Today (Tuesday), WeRun313 has linked up with Playmakers Fit and we come together to give away about 150 pairs of shoes, running shoes."
We Run 313! Do You? CBS Detroit
Detroit, MI (CBS Detroit) For years, Joe Robinson and Lance Woods ran through the streets of Detroit. Robinson ran on the east side where he resided, and Woods had the west side. We started the Run Club by coming together, Lance and I shared a similar passion, explains Joe Robinson, Co-Founder of We Run 313. In our largest run in Detroit, weve had about 200 people run with us for our 2 Mile Tuesday run. Our Run Club is nothing without the people in it.Watch for Eye on Detroit segments weekdays during CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. featuring unique and positive stories from the Motor City.detroit.cbslocal.com
We Run 313 founders presented with Spirit of Detroit award
DETROIT - The founders of "We Run 313" recently received the "Spirit of Detroit" award. READ: We Run 313 connects African American runners in DetroitLance Woods and Joe Robinson started the club to spread the health benefits of running and to grow running in the African American community. This is a big deal for me because I know some of things I come from. So to be here receiving one of the highest honors in the city, just means everything to me, Joe Robinson said. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
We Run 313 connects African American runners in Detroit
DETROIT - The runners who created We Run 313 have a simple motto: Connect, Run and Build. "We run Detroit. We run Detroit. Through the power of social media, things took off from there. What a pop-up run is, what it means for us, we take our run club and we set up shop at a black business anywhere in Detroit, Robinson said.