Native American Running: Culture, Health, Sport

80th anniversary of Ellison Myers “Tarzan” Brown, Sr. (Narragansett) winning the Boston Marathon in 1936

The Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the Boston Marathon, has partnered with Harvard in the upcoming Native American Running: Culture, Health, Sport event just before the Boston Marathon. The multi-day event kicks off with a Friday, April 15 afternoon free conference at Harvard on the same theme featuring Olympian Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), "Born to Run" author Chris McDougall, with Native American runners, historians, and educators, with representatives from Wampanoag, Penobscot, Tarahumara, Haudenosaunee, Hopi, Tuscarora, Navajo, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and Port Gamble S’Klallam peoples

The conference is free, and no registration is required.

For more details on the Friday April 15 conference, including a full list of speakers, please see: