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Founder

Alison Mariella Désir-Figueroa

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and the world and by The Root 100 as one of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45, Alison is an endurance athlete, activist, and mental health counselor. Alison is the founder of Harlem Run (an NYC-based running movement) and Run 4 All Women. Alison recently wrote the foreword for Running is My Therapy, by NYTimes best-selling author Scott Douglas.

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Co-Leader

Mary Arnold

Mary got her start in the fitness industry way back in 2005 as a running coach and has been going non-stop since. Along the way she has managed specialty running stores, endurance teams and national marketing divisions. She’s lead the NYC chapter of November Project, a global enterprise dedicated to bringing free fitness to the communities of 43 cities across the world. In her spare time, she trains for ultra-distance (>26.2 miles) races.

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Co-Leader

Jennifer Villany

Jen grew up in Brooklyn, New York and didn’t compete in any sports until much later in life at the age of 37. She started running in 2009 after the birth of her second son, when a friend challenged her to run the NYRR Scotland Run 10k in Central Park. Running became much more than a fitness plan and quickly became a way to find a community of like minded women and a metaphor for life. Through activism and team collaboration, Jen has enjoyed working with women all over the U.S. to support women’s reproductive rights.


2018 Brand Ambassadors