“‘𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘰𝘺 𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥’ 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘺𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨: 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨.”

Potterhead Running Club is thrilled to present the fifth event of the 2020 season:

⚡️ Lightning Has Struck 5k! ⚡️

Your registration includes this beautiful 4″ LED-lighted medal featuring the radio we all tune into to get the latest coded messages from the wizard resistance! As with every PHRC medal, all registrants also receive the beautiful custom sublimated ribbon, and the always-popular personalized digital bib!

“𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘰𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘶𝘴𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭…”

Young men of color are at a considerable statistical disadvantage pursuing careers in computer technology and software development. Despite the booming growth of the tech industry, young men of color are being left behind and they are only a fraction of the incoming workforce. According to research by The Center for Investigative Reporting and UMass, Black men are 3% (median) of executives in the tech firms studied, and even less in managerial and professional positions.

Our charity partner for Lightning Has Struck 5k is All Star Code!

All Star Code teaches coding, soft skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset to young men of color through their year-round programming. With intensive programs offered in New York City, Pittsburgh, and Jersey City, the point of All Star Code is to create economic opportunity by helping close the wealth, income, and opportunity gaps for young men of color. They believe — and we firmly share in this belief — that by working towards a more diverse and equitable playing field, they can help build a more innovative and profitable future for all.

Our support of All Star Code will ensure that more young men of color will have their chance to participate in an upcoming All Star Code Virtual Summer Intensive Program.

“𝘞𝘦’𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯, 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘦? 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨.”

To learn more about All Star Code, visit their website: allstarcode.org

We are pleased to inform the world that the Lightning Has Struck 5k raised $10,136.94 to benefit All Star Code!