The Marquita Hannibal-Francique Award

Run 4 All Women is proud to establish this award in honor of Marquita Hannibal- Francique, a talented educator, fierce social justice advocate and loving and devoted mom to her children. As an original member of the Run 4 All Women team, Marquita's passion and selflessness helped lay the foundation for what has become an international movement dedicated to empowering women through fitness. Her contribution spurred others into action and the goal of this award is to honor that legacy.

This annual award will be granted to a young woman of color who exemplifies the qualities that Marquita stood for with a commitment to using their gifts and platform to inspire others. The award will provide an opportunity for this woman to fulfill a goal that empowers her and allows her to broaden her horizons and empower others in her home community.

Applications for this award will are open 3/1 - 3/31 and a winner will be announced on 4/15.

Honoree will receive:

  • A grant in the sum of $1000 to be used towards the fulfillment of one of their goals, which could include professional certification, a wilderness adventure, funding for her own fitness based business, etc.

  • Complimentary attendance at The Pursuit Series of their choice (travel not included)

  • Official recognition on all Run 4 All Women digital assets

  • Run 4 All Women gift pack including apparel and accessories

To enter:

  • Must be between the ages of 21- 30 by June 2019 (college seniors/recent college grads encouraged to apply)

  • Self-identify as a woman of color

  • Complete THIS APPLICATION (click).

  • Have a friend/family member/former teacher submit a 300 word recommendation OR create a 1-2 min video (Submit: by 11:59pm on 3/31).


  • Have a strong social media presence (3000 + followers on instagram)

  • Show commitment to the characteristics above

  • Have a solid plan for how to make use of the funds

The Marquita Hannibal-Francique Award is funded thanks to the generous donation of a private donor.