Running is for Everyone

It doesn't matter who you are or where you start. It's all about taking that first step and committing to something bigger than you.

Certified Health Education Specialist.

Master of Public Health.


Welcome to Run for the Culture!


My name is Tiara and I love to run. I started running long distance around the age of 12 when I found out that middle schoolers were allowed to run and compete in cross country with our connected high school. My parents swore there was no way I'd make it running countless miles as a sport and I wanted to prove them wrong! Fast forward over 10 years later and I am still in love with running. I have ran 1 full marathon, a few half marathons, and countless 10Ks and 5Ks.


Aside from running, I have a special interest in health disparities – meaning the differences in health and healthcare between population groups. These differences often limit the quality of health care and the overall quality of life.

Here are some examples:

  • Compared to white adults, the risk of being diagnosed with diabetes is significantly higher among African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans, respectively.

  • African Americans are more likely to get high blood pressure earlier in life compared to their white counterparts.

  • African American and Hispanic adults have the highest prevalence of obesity.

The U.S population is changing and one day these minority groups will be the majority. It’s time we learned about our health and made positive changes and what better way to do that than with running?

That is why I created this blog – Run for the Culture

It can be hard when you’re trying to make changes and you don't have anyone that looks like you or can relate to your problems.


Let's create a new normal! Let's create a culture of running.



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