About Us

We are Black Women on the Run! We are black women on a quest to stay healthy and fit!  We enjoy running and want to share our love of running with you!  We will strive to participate in local races and beyond!

 Are you interested in getting healthy and fit, but just need that extra push? Well, come out to join Black Women on the Run. All levels are invited. So if you walk.....GREAT! Are you a runner....WONDERFUL! If you do not have experience with fitness at all, no problem. We are all ready to motivate each other!

All ethnic groups are welcomed! Walkers are welcomed! Let's unite and get moving! It's FREE to participate
Our leaders:

Angel Gray Jackson
Inez Tucker
Heather Hudson

Angel Gray Jackson: 
Thank you for your interest in Black Women on the Run!  Exercise has always been an important part of my life.  Growing up I lived for PE class, playing soccer and running track.  In college my love for exercise turned into teaching group fitness classes for the recreation center.  After my undergraduate experience, I decided to return for a Masters degree in Exercise Science.  Healthy living, fitness and wellness are my life.  Helping others achieve their goals and learn how to exercise are important to me.  Fitness does not have to be expensive or hard to find. I believe that God gave me these passions and skills. I am looking forward to seeing what God would like for me to do next with fitness.  With that said, fitness is my ministry!

BWOTR has been a vision of mine for quite some time.  On March 24, 2012 (At the 35th Annual Azalea Trail Run), I decided to make it happen!  I arrived for the race equipped with my running shoes, water, and flyers to promote Black Women on the Run! God allowed me to meet Inez Bumpers and Heather Hudson (who shared my vision) after the race and here we are today, the founders of Black Women on the Run. 

Inez Tucker:
September 16, 2000, my mother suffered a stroke that changed our entire family dynamic.  She spent her entire life working hard to take care of my brothers and I, but neglected her own health.  This is when I decided to change my lifestyle.  My love for fitness was evident to everyone I came in contact.  I was encouraged to obtain a personal trainer certification.  I did so and began teaching bootcamps and senior citizen classes around Mobile.  Running is my first love.  I began to run seriously in 2003 and entered many races.  I ran my first marathon in 2009, following with a second in 2010.  I ran with another running group previously and really wanted to start one of my own.  I prayed to God about it and it took some time, but it goes to show that God is always on time.  I am thankful to Him that I am able to fulfill one of the purposes He has for me. GOD IS TRULY AWESOME.  I always say, "You are your only competition!"  My advice to you  is to work at your own pace and compete only with yourself.  I am here to help in any way possible.  I do not know everything, but what I do not know, I will find out for you.

Since the group started,  I lost my mother May 28, 2012 and I am even more determined to continue living a healthy lifestyle to keep her beautiful memory alive. 

Heather Hudson:
Heather Hudson is a 41 year old wife and mother of two who has always had a strong interest in fitness.  Following the birth of her second child and wanting to get back in shape, Heather joined a running and fitness boot camp. After a year of participating, she realized that fitness was her true passion and one day wants to pursue it as a career.

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