Grand African Run is inspired by the interest and value that is placed upon the success of running sports in Africa. Over the past 60 years, Africa has produced multiple distance runners who have gone on to win major international honors on the global stage. Young and old alike rejoice in the successes of their athletic heroes, and many have embraced and been inspired by these successes. The meaning of running champions from across the great continent cannot be under estimated both in Africa and across the diaspora. Capitalizing on this historically valued and culturally cherished asset, the Grand African Run is poised to serve as a vehicle for celebrating culture, promoting peace, and fostering unity. The Run also serves as a platform to develop and nurture community, and enhance linkages within the African diaspora.