Strive for More™️ Award


This year’s Strive for More™ Award goes to all three of our incredible nominees: Black Girls RUN, Latinas Run and Black Girls Do Bike. These organizations prove that we go farther when we go together. 

Strava's 2023 Strive for More™ Award is named for our commitment to promoting and supporting women in movement and sport. We were thrilled to see the number of clubs making a substantial mark on gender equity in sports this year. So, we've awarded not one but three golden trophies, shining a spotlight on the trailblazers who have been getting more women to their own start lines: Black Girls RUN, Latinas Run and Black Girls Do Bike.

Black Girls RUN (BGR) isn't just a running group – it's a powerhouse community. Boasting over 4,500 Strava members and a whopping 80,000 social media followers, this US-wide movement is all about empowering women, especially Black women, to embrace fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Since its start in 2009, BGR has spread its vibes to about 75 local chapters across the nation. It's not just a run club, it's a "change your life and impact thousands of women" kind of movement.

Our second winner Latinas Run is a small but mighty crew founded in 2016. Their mission? Creating a safe space for Latinas to connect and inspire each other through running and fitness fun. This growing community has nearly 400 members on Strava and over 4,000 followers on their socials. With chapters across the US, Latinas Run prioritizes sparking healthy dialogues and positive health outcomes. Whether local or global, this squad is all about empowering its diverse Latina community to participate in events like the Latinas Run Summit and national running competitions. Their mantra says it all: "Lace up and get active—Together We Rise!" 

Rounding out our trio of winners is Black Girls Do Bike (BGDB). This supportive sisterhood, with 100+ chapters worldwide, over 31,000 followers on Instagram and 1,600 Strava members is on a mission to share the joy of cycling. BGDB provides a safe space where female cyclists unite to support, advise, organize rides and share skills. Their grand goal? Demystify cycling and help new riders break through barriers into the larger cycling community. We couldn’t agree more with their club’s ethos that,  "Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving."

Celebrate the accomplishments of these amazing clubs and champion equity in the fitness realm alongside them – give them a follow and cheer on all of their efforts.

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