PREVIOUS ERC EVENTS

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ERC AT THE WINTER RUN

3 February 2019

This is one of ERC's favourite annual events! Yes, it might be cold and raining, but this race is always such fun!  We're all looking forward to this year's very first Cancer Research Summer Run on 5 September 2021!

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ERC DOES THE VITALITY BIG HALF 2020

1 March 2020

ERC came out in full effect for the last major race before the pandemic hit, the Vitality Big Half in March 2020. We're looking forward to hitting the Big Half 2021 in August.  We've got some community places available - hit us up to find out more and run with us!

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BLACK CREWS UNITED CARNIVAL RUN 2020

August 2020

ERC, Black Girls Do Run UK and Mile Crushers got together in August 2020 for the Black Crews United Carnival Run. Flags, whistles, horns and soca, we repped through the Carnival Route bringing the carnival back to Notting Hill!

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ERC RUN FREE 5K

October 2020

ERCrew gathered for a socially distanced 5k in the city. Although we provide each other virtual support daily, it's always great to come together and run in real time - especially during lockdown when we otherwise have to keep apart.

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ERC DOES ISORACE III - 10 MILE VIRTUAL RACE

24 April 2021

ERCrew got together for the first time in 2021 to participate in the ISORACE III - a virtual 10 mile run with participants from across the globe setting off at the same time.  Some of the ERCrew ran together, some ran alone, but as always, we ran free and we ran as one!

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ERC DOES THE VITALITY BIG HALF 2021

22 August 2021

One of our favourite annual races, taking in half of the iconic London Marathon route, over 20 ERCrew members turned it out, participating in either the half marathon or the Big Relay (splitting the 13.1 miles between 4 team members). Roll on 2022 - will you be joining us?

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BLACK CREWS UNITED CARNIVAL RUN II

29 August 2021

ERC bought the streets of Notting Hill alive again with the Black Crews United second annual Carnival Run! We ran, walked and danced our way around 5k of the infamous Notting Hill Carnival route!

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ERC DOES THE CANCER RESEARCH SUMMER RUN 2021

5 September 2021

Usually the Cancer Research Winter Run, this year due to the pandemic, the race took pivoted to the Cancer Research Summer Run.  We ran this race in honour of our friend and ERC member David "Spyder"Ajilore who passed away at the end of August. RIP Spyder - gone but never ever forgotten.

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ERC DOES LONDON MARATHON

3 October 2021

Emancipated Run Crew represented on the road and in the cheering committee to see the return of the London Marathon! Gerard, Sara and Trojan pounded the streets and showed London how to Run Free!

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ERC DOES 1 HOUR AT ARSENAL

10 October 2021

ERC turned it OUT in red, celebrating the return of the Adidas 1 Hour City Run! An incredible race around the iconic Arsenal Emirates Stadium - City Runs: it was GREAT to have you back!

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ERC DOES EKIDEN WORLD MARATHON RELAY 2021

November 2021

From the 15 - 21 November 2021, ERC teams ran seven marathons, smashing it across 182 miles. The competition was fierce, the participation was lit... this is how you do virtual!

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ERC MEETS BLACK TRAIL RUNNERS

27 November 2021

Although ERC usually hits the streets, it was amazing to head into the trails of Epping Forest alongside Black Trail Runners - can't wait for the next one!

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NATIONAL RUNNING SHOW - NEC BIRMINGHAM  2022

January 22 & 23 , 2022

ERC first time at the National Running Show which has gave us the opportunity to meet and have conversations on issues that we are trying to address. 

Trojan Gordon also was on the discussion Panel for Red January exploring the benefits that movement has on your mental health  and the work ERC does to promote the link between physical activity, safe spaces and mental wellbeing.

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LONDON WINTER RUN 2022

February, 2022

A firm ERC favourite, 10km run passing the iconic buildings and landmarks of central London. 

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NATIONAL RUNNING SHOW SOUTH

May 7 & 8, 2022

Our first panel discussion with BTR and Runderbols. Plus ERC held an exhibition at Farnborough.

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ERC DOES VITALITY 10,000 2022

May 2, 2022

Our biggest assembled of ERC members for a 10km Run as we ran the streets of our nations capital.

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THE VITALITY BIG HALF 2022

September 4, 2022

This year we had a squad of 27 ERC members who ran the Big Half Marathon or the Relay event. It was our biggest turnout to a half Marathon ever!

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ERC TAKES PART IN THE LONDON MARATHON 2022

October 2, 2022

This year we had 9 members of ERC take part in the London marathon.  Congratulations for all of them who completed this epic challenge. We salute you.

Special thanks to London Marathon Events for providing our members the opportunity to take part.

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BLACK CREWS UNITED CARNIVAL RUN III

August 28, 2022

Notting Hill Carnival is back and this year we're celebrating by running the Carnival route in honour of those lost in the Grenfell fire.

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ERC RUNS EDP LISBON HALF MARATHON

October 8, 2022

The Emancipated Run Crew took part in its first International half Marathon & 5 mile event. It was a fantastic weekend in Portugal where we enjoyed the local food and drink, learnt about the Portugal's  role in enslaving people and ran on the beautiful street of the nationals capital.

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LONDON MARATHON EVENTS CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY - DISCUSSION PANEL

October 27, 2023

Trojan Gordon took part in a discussion panel at London Marathon Events featuring Black Running Crews as part the Black History Month celebrations. The conversation was titled "Building our own table, creating our own narrative - What has led to the rise in black running crews".  


Trojan was joined on the panel with Sabrina Pace-Humphreys (Black Trail Runners) and Tasha Thompson (Black Girls do Run UK). Denice Stephenson had a pivotal role curating the event along with Hamid Vaghefian and Louise Cherrington.

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ERC BLACK HISTORY MONTH TAKEOVER AT SOUTH NORWOOD PARK RUN

October 29, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month at our home Park Run. ERC brought the Vibes South Norwood Park Run and encouraged a community to Run Free.

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November 12, 2022

Fantastic morning with the ERC crew at Banstead Woods ParkRun. A beautiful location to run and enjoy a Saturday morning.  ERC believes in going into spaces that are not diverse to illustrate the need for organisations to make their spaces available to everyone.