Bronxnet Featured Run the Bronx
Bronxnet host Daren Jaime interviewed Bronx Community College Director of Alumni Relations and Coordinator of Run the Bronx Robert Whelan along with The Honorable Joseph M. Ramos, co-founder of Run the Bronx, about this year’s event. The 44th Annual Run the Bronx will be held on Saturday, May 7.
Run the Bronx is a community health event that features 10K and 5K runs along with a 2-Mile Fitness Walk. It was co-founded in 1978 by distinguished BCC President and Tuskegee Airman Roscoe C. Brown, Jr and Mr. Ramos.
Robert Whelan noted that this year’s live event attracted more participants than in the past. The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID 19 epidemic and run virtually in 2021.
Whelan noted: “What separates us from other runs is that it includes not only physical health, but mental and financial health as well. These are all issues we face in The Bronx.”
Popular Bank, Health First and Bronx Care will all have pavilions at the run along with other institutions.
Mr. Jaime added that The Bronx was rated 62 out of 62 counties in poor health and 85% of residents have a higher risk of obesity and 10% suffer from diabetes. He asked Mr. Ramos why the event was created.
“Roscoe and I wanted to create an event that opened the gates of BCC to the community. A lot of people have never been to a college campus. BCC has a beautiful and historic campus. Run the Bronx introduces us to the community and many of the people who participate go on to attend BCC,” said Mr. Ramos.
The fee for an adult to participate in Run the Bronx is $30 for adults who register by April 30 and $50 after that. It is free for CUNY students and K-12 students.
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