Freedom Oklahomas' Equality Run
The 84 Hospitality Group was honored to be a race sponsor for Freedom Oklahoma’s 7th annual Equality Run. The race was held Sunday, June 9 at the Myriad Gardens, 301 W. Reno, in Oklahoma City from 7 – 11 a.m.
The Equality Run included USATF sanctioning and certified 5K and 10K runs, as well as a family friendly 1-mile fun run for all ages. 84 Hospitality team members Allen Timmons and David Rackley joined the run. Allen completed the 10k while David completed the 5k. Awards were given to the top finisher in the 5K and10K. All finishers received a commemorative race medal.
All proceeds from the Equality Run went towards supporting the efforts of Freedom Oklahoma, Q Space and Free Mom Hugs.
“We’re thrilled to be hosting the Equality Run again in 2019 and look forward to this opportunity to promote community, inclusion, and wellness in the LGBTQ community,” said Allie Shinn, Executive Director for Freedom Oklahoma. “We are encouraged by the strong showing from community members and allies committed to joining us for this event and for Oklahoma’s growing dedication to building a more equal and just world for us all.”
Because of sponsorship support, each dollar from every race entry will help Freedom Oklahoma advance equality for all Oklahomans.
Event sponsors include the Cresap Family Foundation: Sheraton Downtown Hotel: Block 23 & Patio: Marlo A. Miller, D.D.S.: M.S.; Sloan Law Office, PC: 84 Hospitality Group; Oklahoma City Councilman James Cooper; Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert; The Oklahoman / NewsOK.com; Brett Baldwin; Brian Turner; and the Rainbow Riders.
Freedom Oklahoma works to secure lived equality and legal protection for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and queer people through advocacy, public education, coalition building, and empowerment in the civic process.
Freedom Oklahoma advocates for lived equality for LGBTQ Oklahomans. We educate allies on inclusive practices, raise awareness about issues that discriminate, build local movements for equality. We serve as the voice when our community is attacked and create gathering space for our triumphs.
For those that could not participate in the Equality Run, but would like to make a donation or learn more about Freedom Oklahoma, visit the website at www.freedomoklahoma.org.