LYNN — The Lynn Juneteenth Committee, in an effort to fulfill its mission of sharing positive aspects of African-American culture with the community, hosts The Black Excellence Run/Walk 5K on April 21, beginning at Rolly’s Tavern, 338 Broadway, Lynn, at 10 a.m.
The race will help raise money for the 2018 Lynn Juneteenth Festival. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865, that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
The Lynn 5K course is flat, fun, and will feature images of well-known and local African Americans that have achieved a level of success despite adversity.
All proceeds will help fund The Lynn Juneteenth Festival 2018. You can click here to register for the race online.
Day of race registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a $30 fee.
The first 50 participants will receive a free T-shirt. There will be refreshments at the finish line for participants. The race is open to all ages.
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