Team Ella Baker Center Gears Up for Oakland Running Festival Weekend

Slate of Activities Planned for 2nd Annaul Running Festival

For Immediate Release:  3/22, 2011
Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis
Media Relations Manager
(510) 428-3939 x232
abel@ellabakercenter.org

Oakland, CA- Team Ella Baker Center is set to participate in the 2nd Annual Oakland Running Festival happening this weekend (3/26-3/27) with more than 112 Team Ella Baker Center runners and 60+ volunteers. Team Ella Baker Center has raised more than $16,000 that will be used to support the work of the Center by giving people opportunities and skills to work together to strengthen our communities so that all of us can thrive.

Ella Baker Center Table @ Expo
When: Friday 3/25-3/27 9-6pm
Where: Oakland Convention Center/Marriott
1001 Broadway, Oakland

Ella Baker Center Water Station
Where: West Oakland Bart Station
When: Throughout Half Marathon & Marathon Run
1001 Broadway, Oakland

Runners Delight: The Post Race Party
Where: SomaR Lounge and Bar
When: 3/2 12-7pm
1727 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“This landmark event will be more than just a marathon; it will be an opportunity for this extraordinary city to showcase all the good things about it," said Jakada Imani, Ella Baker Center Executive Director. "People will be able to see what Oakland really looks and feels like. A vibrant and active city made up of vibrant and active people."

About the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Celebrating 15 years in 2011, The Ella Baker Center is named for an unsung hero of the civil rights movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders. We build on her legacy by giving people opportunities and skills to work together to strengthen our communities so that all of us can thrive