A new Boston Marathon goal: Become more inclusive to local Black runners

April 14, 2022

Tiffany Chenault, a recreational runner and sociology professor at Salem State University, is a member of the Boston Athletic Association’s new Boston Running Collaborative, which aims at supporting a diverse community of runners in Boston and expanding access for communities of color. Over the past year, the B.A.A. has been vocal about putting racial equity front and center. Local runners like Chenault hope that a prominent institution like the B.A.A. will help the running industry become more inclusive, overcoming some of the structural barriers that prevent communities of color from participating. GBH