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Ep. 105 – The RUNATL Podcast: A Conversation On Diversity

The RUNATL Podcast is hosted by Big Peach Running Co. Founder, Mike Cosentino, and Director of Marketing, Dave “D2” Martinez. This week on the RUNATL Podcast we sit down with fellow colleagues in Run Specialty and talk about diversity in our sport and community. We hope you join in our commitment to do better by listening to this conversation.

2020 Year

Hello, Friends,

It’s somewhat hard to believe that it was a full year ago when we saw the news about George Floyd…  The sadness, disappointment, anger, tension – – and countless other emotions – – flooded through our own minds and through our neighborhoods and communities.  Answers were scarce… but pledges were wonderfully made and catalysts for change were conceived and furthered.  Just as notably, conversations were started… and real commitments were truly and deeply considered.

Among these, Big Peach Running Co. indicated we would keep the conversation on racial equity going.  We would not shrink from where we were insufficient and where improvements could be found.  Part of our ongoing efforts includes the learning and inspiration that comes from the Running Industry Diversity Coalition.  In this episode, we introduce you to the Chair and a Board Member of this already impactful and fiercely determined entity…  Listen – – and make your own commitments, my friends!

Here are the Show Notes:

Please take some time to learn more about the Running Industry Diversity Coalition here:  Running Industry Diversity Coalition (

Here is one of the pioneers of the industry in which BPRC participates and that Chris is one of the owners:  Gazelle Sports.  When in Michigan, check it out!

To see passionate, important, and entrepreneurial work that is being done and that matters, please visit the website for Martha Garcia’s I Am Collective agency:  I Am Collective

As always, thank you for being part of the conversation.  We’ll see you in just a couple of weeks…  In the meantime, MAY YOUR BEST MILES BE THOSE COVERED ON FOOT!

– Mike