At the general session held Saturday April 17, 2021 at the Convention, RRCA Vice President Lisa Rippe moderated a panel discussion entitled Empowering Everyone to Run: A Conversation about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Sport of Running
Participating in the panel were RRCA President, George Rehmet, Running Industry Diversity Coalition Co-Chair Alison Désir, National Black Marathoners Association Co-Founder and Executive Director, Tony Reed, and double amputee World Record marathon holder Marko Cheseto.
We thank our panelist for sharing their experiences and thoughts on this important topic.
The RRCA encourages our members and supporters to view the panel discussion and utilize the information shared as a tool for engaging in meaningful dialog about diversity, equity, inclusion, and safety with local running clubs leaders and event directors.
A note about face mask wearing in the video: Panelist not wearing masks are fully vaccinated. Everyone was encouraged to present in a manner that they felt safe and comfortable doing so as a group, which is reflected in video.