Running In Solidarity to Bring Our Communities Together

September 30, 2021

San Francisco, CA – Established in 2011, the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC)’s SF Aloha Run annually takes place at San Francisco’s scenic Crissy Field.  As we continue to strive to move past the pandemic, this year’s SF Aloha Run will be both in-person and virtual.  The theme of the 2021 run will focus on solidarity and bringing our communities together to resist hate and racism.

Proceeds from the 2021 SF Aloha Run for Solidarity will benefit three organizations that serve communities who have historically been and continue to be marginalized in America: LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ+ Youth; Tsuru for Solidarity; and the Hawai’i People’s Fund.  A portion of the proceeds will also provide scholarships for low-income, first generation college students.  This is a unique opportunity for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to be a part of an uplifting and healthy activity that supports groups that are addressing critical equity and social justice issues.

Join the SF Aloha Run for Solidarity by registering at:  https://raceroster.com/events/2021/49814/sf-aloha-run-for-solidarity, and help raise funds today.  Participants can complete the run or walk in-person at Crissy Field in San Francisco on Sunday, October 17th at 8:00am or virtually anytime between Sunday, October 17th – Sunday, October 24th from any US or international location.

Follow the SF Aloha Run on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/sfaloharun/ or Instagram at:  https://www.instagram.com/sfaloharun/ for key updates and prizes that will be awarded during the SF Aloha Run for Solidarity! Also, be sure to use the hashtags #SFAlohaRunforSolidarity and #SFAlohaRun when posting.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining us as a sponsor or community partner, please contact JCYC Development Manager Tony Jenks at tjenks@jcyc.org or (415) 806-1909.

About JCYC

For the past 5 decades, in addition to serving young people from San Francisco’s Japantown community, JCYC has served thousands of Asian, Black, and Latinx children and youth through childcare, youth development, college access and youth employment services.  JCYC continues to make diversity and equity a top priority and the SF Aloha Run is an effort to engage runners and walkers across the country in lifting up messages of inclusion and hope for communities who are targeted and marginalized in America.

Japanese Community Youth Council

Tony Jenks, Development Manager

(415) 806-1909