SOUL STROLL has become BACHAC’s premier Signature Event. Established in 2002 to increase awareness about good nutrition and physical activity as keys to better health, the event’s attendance has grown from 500 in 2002 to more than 3,000 participants in recent years. In addition to a 1-, 3-, or 5-mile run/walk, Soul Stroll provides on-site health screenings, children’s activities, and a health fair with more than 50 resource partners.
Our partnership with community-based organizations is an important component of Soul Stroll’s success. The event has attracted such well-known celebrities as Laila Ali, Danny Glover, Ben Vereen, Donna Richardson Joyner, and Stedman Graham to serve as honorary chairs and to keynote the Friday night kick-oﬀ event.
Soul Stroll has also evolved into a timely platform that represents several communities of color in the Bay Area, while focusing on important health issues and is considered as a leader in those communities of need to highlight those relevant diseases.