Join the virtual run on Friday, May 8, to celebrate and honor the life of Ahmaud Arbery, who was reportedly shot and killed while out on a run on February 23.
The 25-year-old black man was running near Brunswick, Georgia, when a father and son both armed chased him down, thinking he looked like a suspect in a string of break-ins. On May 6, 2020 the video of the shooting was finally released, which brought the story squarely into the public eye, and the district attorney announced plans to convene a grand jury. A day later, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested the two men, who were both charged with murder and aggravated assault, and were taken into custody.
Today is Aubrey's birthday and what better way to celebrate his life than a run. Head over to https://www.runwithmaud.com to honor his memory and show support across the country for his family.
For the run, organizers are asking runners around the world to dedicate 2.23 miles the numbers represent the date that Arbery was killed of their run to Arbery and his family. Once you complete your run/walk, simply post a photo and a message on social media using the hashtag #IRUNWITHMAUD.
Just find your favorite route, your favorite neighborhood, favorite park, the treadmill, wherever you do your routine, and come together and dedicate 2.23 miles of your workout to Ahmaud. The pictures, videos, and messages will be shown to his mother and his family to show them that there’s positive support from all over the world.”