Come on an adventure with us this summer! We are partnering with The Outbound's Pursuit Series to bring you an epic summer camp experience. Each weekend features Run 4 All Women workshops, camping, outdoor education and adventure classes, complimentary meals and nightly happy hours, open bars, fire pits, and live music. All expert instruction, classes, and gear for activities are included too. You can check out a sample schedule here.
Mirna Valerio is a native of Brooklyn, NY, a former educator, cross-country coach, ultrarunner, obstacle course enthusiast, and author of the recently published memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress. Although she began running in high school, she recommitted to the sport after a health scare in 2008. It was then that her love for running and all its attendant benefits were reignited. She soon started her blog Fatgirlrunning, about her experiences as a larger woman in a world of thinner athletes. Mirna's athletic story was featured in the WSJ, Runner’s World, on the NBC Nightly News, CNN, on the CW Network, and in the viral REI-produced documentary short, The Mirnavator. Her writing has been featured in Women’s Running Magazine, Self Magazine Online, Outside Online, and Runner's World Magazine. Most recently, she was chosen as a 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
Faith E. Briggs
Faith E. Briggs will join us as one of our esteemed special guests for our North Carolina event. Faith is a creative producer passionate about sharing contemporary stories from diverse communities. Throughout her studies at Yale University and the New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, she has focused on representation and global citizenship. Faith believes that artists have a responsibility to provoke the social conscience of a society. It is her desire to create nuanced work exploring themes of global citizenship and representation. She’s been running since she was in diapers and has moved from track, to road, to trails in her running life.
Latoya Shauntay Snell
Latoya Shauntay Snell is an ultra runner, obstacle course racer, novice cyclist and plus size adventurer from Brooklyn, NY. By profession, she is a freelance chef, photographer and the founder of Running Fat Chef, a personal and uncensored fitness and food blog about her experiences as a plus size athlete of color. Latoya is a contributing writer to several platforms such as Runner’s World, Huffington Post, Gear Junkie and known for her viral article submitted in to The Root. She’s covered topics ranging from body positivity in fitness, journaling chronic disabilities and sharing personal narratives about her fitness endeavors. As a body positivity activist, she heavily advocates for the rights of all athletes at every size, background and personal identity.
Ashley is an afro-latina, actress, author, playwright, activist, teaching artist, touring spoken word artist, 3rd ranked woman poet in the world, hip-hop junkie, ASTEP at Juilliard fellow, NYC’s 2013 Youth Poet Laureate and
recently named one of The New York Times 30 Under 30 Most Influential people.
Along with multiple television/film appearances and country wide theatrical and poetic performances, her credits include SundanceTV, Cannes Film Festival, Netflix, Aljazaera America, The GAP, BET, and TVOne. August is the author of two self-
exploratory books, “Love Handles” and “Licorice” published by evoL(NYC) and Penmanship Books, respectively. She can be seen in highly acclaimed Netflix and HBO series this
Cleyvis Natera was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Harlem, NYC. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from New York University. Cleyvis is an endurance athlete, having raced dozens of half-marathons, and believes fitness is critical to achieving true equality for women.