Run the Race for Birth Justice

On October 10, run or walk in solidarity and support of birth justice. All funds will go towards combating disparities that prevent underserved pregnant and childbearing people from accessing quality, equitable, and respectful maternity care.

OCTOBER 10

Run the Race for Birth Justice

On October 10, run or walk in solidarity and support of birth justice. All funds will go towards combating disparities that prevent underserved pregnant and childbearing people from accessing quality, equitable, and respectful maternity care.

why we’re running

Despite spending more money per capita on maternal health than any country in the world, the United States ranks a shocking 55th in maternal deaths. It is the only industrialized nation with a consistently rising maternal mortality rate. 

This burden is not shared equally. Black and Indigenous mothers in the U.S. are 2-3 times more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth-related causes.

On October 10th, join a global coalition of runners and advocates as we raise awareness and funds to combat these inequalities. Learn more

How it works

1) Sign up

Join the team

Sign up to join the team and run (or walk!) the Race for Justice on October 10, sponsored by FIRST RESPONSE™ Pregnancy Tests. You can pledge the distance you want to run (1 mile, 5K, half/full marathon, or a symbolic distance of your choosing), and get your fundraising toolkit to raise funds and awareness about birth justice.

2) Train + Campaign

We're here to help

Now through October 10, Every Mother Counts will host weekly virtual coaching sessions with some of the biggest names in running, with live Q&A that all team members are invited to join. As you train, be sure to honor the spirt of the Race for Birth Justice by raising funds and awareness with your community.

3) Run the race

Wherever you are

On October 10, wherever you are, lace up. Run or walk your chosen distance in solidarity with the entire team. As you finish your race, a virtual finish line of your team and favorite coaches will celebrate the accomplishment alongside you.

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

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Every Mother Counts’ Race for Birth Justice is made possible by presenting sponsor FIRST RESPONSE™ Pregnancy Tests.  And, thanks to this partnership, your fundraising dollars can have double the impact. The first 100 runners to raise $500 for their race will have their donation matched by FIRST RESPONSE!

Support birth justice work

Every dollar you raise will go towards combating disparities that prevent underserved pregnant and childbearing people from accessing the quality, equitable, and respectful maternity care that we all deserve. Join our team and make your miles make a difference!

You can learn more about our U.S. grantees working on birth justice here.

Are you ready to race (or walk) for birth justice?

Join the team using our simple online platform. Sign up to run with just your headphones, with friends, or let the whole family join in. 

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