GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
To increase the representation of minorities and individuals from low income families towards the development of and participation in engineering and technology based businesses and careers.
Black Americans are twice as likely to be adversely impacted by the disruption of automation technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous devices, and the Internet of Things as counterparts of other races and cultures. Over 50% of all service based jobs are occupied by African Americans, though they only comprise 13% of the population in the United States. This disparity presents a mounting concern in an already wide gap in income, wealth, and economic opportunity.
Be Great Foundation Inc. was created to address such economic and opportunity disparities by advocating for STEM education, entrepreneurship and equity for underrepresented populations. Inspired by Nipsey Hussle, the purpose of the Victory Lap 5K is to raise funding to support students and entrepreneurs in our local community towards the progression and development of STEM careers in an effort to prepare individuals from underrepresented populations to secure the jobs of the future.
All proceeds of the victory Lap 5K will go towards the benefit of local middle-school, high-school, and college students pursuing STEM majors and careers. Proceeds will also serve to provide grant funding to local entrepreneurs endeavoring to found technology based ventures. Nipsey Hussle was passionate about making a difference in his own backyard. Through this event we hope to make a tangible impact to our community by supporting the dreams of local students and entrepreneurs.
Education. Entrepreneurship. Equity.
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Participants may begin arriving to pick up their race-packets, bibs, and commemorative Victory Lap 5K T-Shirt.
Competition drives us to be better. To show up. To give our best, and to give our all. The main group is for competitive runners who desire to be timed. .
Cross the finish line. Hold your head high! Take your Victory Lap. Touch the sky. Every participant will receive a medal and a swag back once you cross the finish line.
Participants may begin arriving to pick up their race-packets, bibs, and commemorative Victory Lap 5KT-Shirt..
fun run start
On your mark, get, set, go. It's a race to the finish, but the only competition is yourself. Whether you sprint, jog, or walk across the finish line, you will be declared a winner.
Cross the finish line. Hold your head high! Take your Victory Lap. Touch the sky.
hustle & motivate marketplace
Visit our marketplace vendors and sponsors to score free giveaways. Show your love and support to local vendors, entrepreneurs, and hustlers.
We will be offering 30 minute seminars on stock/cryptocurrency investing, opportunity zones, credit repair, steps to home ownership, and open technology certifications.
Honoring the life and legacy of Nipsey Hussle, we will rally around the mission and share a few words from our sponsor while remembering a fallen visionary.
Time to celebrate. We will award medals to the top 3 runners in each group. We will also present scholarship and grant checks to local students and entrepreneurs.
live DJ & performances
Attendees will enjoy inspirational performances from poets, musicians and other creatives, with Nipsey Hussle and our core values, Education, Equity, Entrepreneurship, Family, and Community as our shared muse.
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We are currently seeking sponsorship for the Victory Lap 5K. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please download the sponsorship packet below. We have a variety of sponsorship levels depending on your organization's goals and budget. Sponsorship packages are available from $100 (No Pressure Sponsor) to $5,000 (All Money In Sponsor). We are a 501(c)3 organization, therefore any donations or sponsorships are tax deductible.