Who says the east side and the west side can’t come together? Or, in this case, run together?
In a few short months, WeRun313, a growing running group founded by westsider Lance Woods and eastsider Joe Robinson, has raced to prominence as a leading activity for Detroiters on the move. They’ve racked up headlines, social media followers, and, perhaps the highest co-sign yet just last week: A Spirit of Detroit honor from Detroit City Council.
From the eastside to Essence Fest: How a Detroit planner is turning TwerkXTequila into a national brand
If you’re of a certain demographic in Detroit and active on Twitter and Instagram, you either follow — or have definitely seen in your timeline — periodic photographs of young women twerking to their hearts’ content at El Club in Southwest Detroit. Many of these women are definitely People You Know: You went to college with them, you work at the same job but in different departments, or, like literally everyone in Detroit, you went to high school with them.
In Herb Boyd’s 2017 book “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination,” the Detroit-bred author opens with gratitude to his mother, Katherine Brown, and “the countless other Detroiters who made me feel at home, no matter where I was.”
With summer in full swing, we wanted to know how Detroit’s seniors stay active and in shape so we asked residents on Nextdoor to share their fitness tips.