Martin Luther King Jr. said that no matter how you do it, whether you run, walk or crawl, you have to keep moving forward. You can actively demonstrate this powerful message by participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Jan. 14, and the annual MLK March on Monday, Jan. 15.
The MLK 5K Run/Walk, held at MLK Park, is a fundraising event presented by The Young Men’s Leadership Academy. The event will not only help raise funds for the school, but will also serve as a demonstration of their support for Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of resilience and equality.
The MLK March—the largest commemorative march in the nation—is held on San Antonio’s east side each year and includes a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events honoring one of the nation’s most revered civil rights leaders. The march continues about three miles and ends at Pittman-Sullivan Park.
These two events are part of literally hundreds of events planned during San Antonio’s DreamWeek Summit, a 16-day commemoration that takes place Jan. 5-20 throughout the city. DreamWeek’s goal is to host events that initiate meaningful discussion and spark ideas that can lead to positive change throughout our diverse community.
The 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. on Jan. 14 at MLK Park, 3503 Martin Luther King Dr. The MLK March begins at 10 a.m. on Jan. 15 at the MLK Academy, 3501 Martin Luther King Dr. For more information about these events and all planned DreamWeek events, visit www.dreamweek.org.