Originally organized by the HaRUNbee planning committee by way of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, the mission of the HaRUNbee Walk/Run is to promote wellness by encouraging families to stay healthy and fit, both mentally and physically.
In 2012, The Harambee neighborhood had the 2nd highest rate of infant mortality in the city of Milwaukee, and African American babies are 3 times more likely to die than Caucasian babies. In 2016, 88 babies died in the city as a whole. According to the 2017 City of Milwaukee Fetal Infant Mortality Review Report, leading risk factors that caused deaths were premature births, obesity and infections.
We want to generate engagement of the community by bringing all ages and all races together internally as well as surrounding neighborhoods outside the Harambee community for a 5K Walk/Run.
As we approach year 4, we will continue to partner with the City of Milwaukee and Bronzeville Week. We will also continue to make a difference in our city for years to come by encouraging healthy birth outcomes in our city.
On August 3rd, 2019, Our certified 5k route will be located on MLK Jr. Drive between Locust and Vilet Street. Races begins at 8:30 Am and Registration opens at 7:00am.
To register, go to:
To become a sponsor or volunteer, please contact Tonda Thompson via email or phone at and (414) 617-7033