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Prayer Trek

faith. fitness. family.

A Season Of Transformation With Girltrek.

Join The Fall Challenge!

You are invited to a new fall tradition and fun way to unite our families, churches and communities for the purpose of healing.

If you’re battling unhealthy habits, if you are feeling discouraged, or if your faith is wavering, this is the place for you.

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Join our 9-Day Prayer Trek

Sunday, October 15th - Monday, October 23rd

Are you ready to move from the pew to the pavement? Are you ready to put feet to your prayers? Meditate on the Fruit of the Spirit while walking and worshiping with Black churches and families from around the globe everyday for 9 days. Join our daily prayer call, receive a daily prayer prompt,  submit your daily prayer petitions and have guest prayer warriors pray over you, while we ground ourselves in the word and practice the Fruit of the Spirit.

Organize a Crew at your church for this challenge and your church will be automatically entered to win daily cash prizes for your church’s health ministry!

Get custom Crew shirts with your church name on the back here!

Complete the 21-Day Gratitude Trek!

Any time between October 24th - novemeber 22rd

This fall we are helping families, churches and communities get and stay active with a fun, self-guided walking challenge called The 21-Day Gratitude Trek. This challenge includes over 30 ideas you can use to practice kindness and spread love while you walk. It’s the perfect tool for those who want to keep walking after the Prayer Trek, and the perfect training guide for those getting their families ready for our annual Black Family 5K. Best of all, it’s the perfect way to get and stay moving as we head into the holiday season and a time of gratitude!

Organize a Crew at your church for this challenge and your church will be automatically entered to win daily cash prizes for your church’s health ministry!

Participate in the Black Family 5K!

Thanksgiving Weekend - November 23-26th, 2023

It’s a race to the finish line! Every year Black Family 5K brings together thousands of families across the country to enjoy a post-Thanksgiving walk. We give you everything you need to organize this race for your family in your neighborhood! It’s a raucous good time and the perfect healthy activity to incorporate as a new tradition in your home.

Organize a Crew at your church for this challenge and your church will be automatically entered to win daily cash prizes for your church’s health ministry!

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

Galatians 5:22

the big why

It’s a fact. Hatefulness is filling our streets, unreason is flooding our timelines, injustice continues to ring across the land, and a health crisis is ravaging our families and communities.

Instead of giving into despair, the million Black women of GirlTREK are responding with a powerful call-to-action to pray, train, and celebrate with us this fall.

History has taught us that our faith communities are central to any fight for justice, that our families are the glue that keep us together, and that collective action inspires hope and creates solutions.

That’s why we are inviting our entire community to invite their churches and families to join us for a season of transformation.

If you’re battling unhealthy habits, if you are feeling discouraged, if your faith is wavering, this is the place to start.

Over 40 days (Yup. That’s right. It’s exactly 40 days from the start of the Prayer Trek to the conclusion of the Black Family 5k, and we know how spiritual and powerful the number 40 is), we will root down in faith, family and fitness for a season of total transformation.

You can participate in just one of the challenges, or you can lean into the fullness of the opportunity and do the Prayer Trek, 21-Day Gratitude Trek, and Black Family 5K. That’s our hope.

In addition to a brand new walking habit

You will also get:

Free Shirt

A free GirlTREK t-shirt when you complete your first five walks.

Golden Laces

A free pair of GirlTREK golden shoelaces when you complete the 21-Day Gratitude Trek.

Giveaway Ticket

An opportunity to win cash prizes for your church ministry during our daily Prayer Trek giveaway.

Meet and Greet

A chance for your family to stand atop the national podium during the Black Family 5K celebration.

Are You Ready To Organize?

Share the good news! use these flyers to invite your church, friends or family to join you.

About GirlTREK

GirlTREK is over one million Black women strong, united to walk, talk, and solve problems together. We believe that Black women deserve to live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives, and that our collective action will increase the life expectancy of Black women around the globe. Everyday we produce multi-media campaigns that inspire women to action, including the viral walking podcast Black History Bootcamp and the conversation series #DaughtersOf.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes! Absolutely. Although we use biblical scripture, specifically the Fruit of the Spirit, for this challenge, we believe that the message is universal, and on the daily prayer calls we attempt to be inclusive of all faiths and beliefs during the conversation.

No. It’s our hope that women who are active in their congregations will invite women to participate as a church crew, but it’s not required. Solo women are welcome and encouraged to participate as well.

No. The Prayer Trek is virtual. You walk and call in each day from wherever you are. You do not need to be physically present with your crew members to participate.

No. You can choose what is most exciting for you, although they are designed to be complementary and to keep you engaged for a full 40 days.

You can select which challenges you will be joining here.

No. The Prayer Trek, the 21-Day Gratitude Trek and Black Family 5K are open to all.

Yes. GirlTREK targets Black women and their churches and families because they are most in need, but all who believe in the mission and the message are invited to participate.

Get Started

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prayer trek

Meditate on the Fruit of the Spirit while walking and worshiping with Black churches and families from around the globe everyday for 9 days.

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21 day gratitude trek

This challenge includes over 30 ideas you can use to practice kindness and spread love while you walk.

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Black Family 5K

Black Family 5K brings together thousands of families across the country to enjoy a post-Thanksgiving walk.