The National Black Marathoners’ Association (NBMA) is the country’s oldest and largest, not-for-profit organization of Black American distance runners. It is open to everyone, regardless of your athletic ability or previous marathon experience. (Over 40% of our members have never completed a marathon and many are walkers.) Our objectives are to:
- Encourage Black Americans and others to pursue a healthy life-style through long distance running and walking.
- Serve as a vehicle for Black American distance runners across the nation to meet in mass at a single marathon.
- Recognize the accomplishments of Black American distance runners.
- Provide scholarships to deserving high school boy and girl distance runners. (We’ve awarded over $30,000 in scholarships.)