When Black women walk, things change.

A Health Revolution for Black Women

Walking towards healing and liberation

Join the Movement

1,190,483 women have taken the GirlTrek Pledge

Girltrek is a

Life-Saving SISTERHOOD

We’re a global movement of Black women leveraging the historic legacy of walking and the power of self-care as a pathway to heal and transform our lives. We believe walking 30 minutes a day is a radical act of self-love and the root of a cultural revolution.


Current State of
Black Women’s Health

  • 5-10 Year

    less life expectancy for Black women behind other racial groups

  • 81%

    of Black women are overweight

  • 52%

    of Black women are obese

  • 20%

    less likely to engage in physical activity

Health Benefits GirlTrek’s Members Experience:

  • 61%

    report losing weight (on average 15lbs)

  • 90%

    diagnosed with depression said walking improved their symptoms

  • 56%

    sustained 5 days or more of walking for 1 year or more

  • 28%

    report being prescribed less medication

  • 78%

    have been inspired to try new fitness activities

Far more than a walking group, we exist to bring health and happiness to the doorsteps of 700 million Black women worldwide. We are a campaign to heal intergenerational trauma, fight systemic racism and transform Black lives.

We are powering a mass movement for health justice.

Walk together children and don't you get weary.”

Nikki Giovanni

We walk to heal our bodies, inspire our daughters, and reclaim the streets of our neighborhoods.

Dust off those sneakers!

Start Your Healing Journey

Walk into the healthy, fulfilling life you deserve.

Step into it, sis!

Practice Self-care

Build a life grounded in making brave daily choices of radical self-care.

Elevate yourself

Invite a friend

Connect to the movement

Tap into the global sisterhood. Get the latest news on what’s happening locally and nationally to stay connected and encouraged.

Make the connection

Don’t forget to hydrate

Train To Lead

Our communities need more Black women leaders—like YOU! Learn how you can mobilize for mass health justice.

Lead the charge