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Inaugural Bull City 5k Diabetes Walk/Run

Empower Your Body

The Beta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated in partnership with Uplift
Project Inc. (UPI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will be hosting the Inaugural Bull City 5k Diabetes
Walk/Run in conjunction with National Men’s Health Awareness Month on June 3, 2023. This
event will be the first of its kind held in Durham highlighting Diabetes Awareness. According
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of
death in the United States. In the last twenty years, the number of adults diagnosed with
diabetes has more than doubled. Participants will join hundreds of community members,
affiliates, friends, and family for a leisurely or competitive run along parts of the beautiful
American Tobacco Trail and Downtown Durham on a USA Track and Field Certified 5k
Course. However, this event is not USA Track and Field sanctioned at this time.
The start and finish line will be the intersection of Blackwell and Willard Streets near the
Durham Bulls Stadium in Durham beginning at 8 am on June 3, 2023. In addition to the race,
participants can enjoy line dancing, yoga, and other family-friendly activities that will keep
their hearts pumping and keep Durham moving toward a healthier lifestyle and close the
health disparities gap. All proceeds will support the American Diabetes Association, diabetes
education, and other health awareness programs benefiting Durham families. Online
registration is open and will include a t-shirt, medal, and bib. There is no virtual participation
at this time.

The Beta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, continues to be instrumental
in shaping Durham since its charter in 1924. Beta Phi is known throughout Durham for its
long, rich, and storied history. Countless Durham leaders in business, finance, politics,
education, activism, religion, entrepreneurship, and youth programs have been members of
our chapter, then and now. It is a tradition of which we are justifiably proud as we celebrate
98 years of service to Durham by hosting this Inaugural Bull City 5k Diabetes Walk/Run.
Uplift Project Inc. (UPI) is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2002. UPI’s mission is to prepare
today for tomorrow’s success through social action and youth initiatives involving education and character improvement; public awareness forums on social, economic, and health-related issues; and minority community development.

To make this event a success, we need your help! Please consider becoming an inaugural
sponsor by reviewing and selecting a sponsorship level to support the Inaugural Bull City 5k
Diabetes Walk/Run and National Men’s Health Awareness Month!
We look forward to your support!

Philip A. Terry
Basileus, Beta Phi

Brian O. Beverly, Esq.

President, Uplift Project Inc.

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