SIMM is a group of African American women with a shared interest in fitness and fellowship. SIMM meets every Saturday morning to run or walk (or both). SIMM gives back by gathering to enjoy each other's friendship and volunteering to serve during local races for charity. SIMM also travel to various cities participating in full and half marathons.SIM Inagural 5K Run/Walk, Project 38108
What We Do
Sisters-In-Motion-Memphis members meet weekly to run, jog, walk or all three, in various locations throughout Memphis and Shelby County. Since its inception, members have participated in local races such as the St Jude Half and Full Marathons and Race for the Cure, as well as national and international Half and Full Marathons. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyles, SIMM hosts seminars on nutrition and becoming physically active.
Coca Cola 10k Run Corith, MS May 4, 2013
The 2013 SIMS 5K walk/run is featured in Health and Fitness September 2013 issue: cover, page 26 and race flyer on page 43.
Firecracker 5K Memphis, TN July 3, 2009
Anthony & Deborah Reed, LaVerne Bobo, 2013 Race Director, Burt Waller, CCHS Executive Director and Linda Sessoms, SIM President.
Special guest for SIM 5K Run/Walk, "National Black Marathoners Association" Executive Director Anthony Reed and is wife Deborah.
Race proceeds benefited CCHS
I can't thank everyone enough for your time and energy in making this another successful event. I truly appreciate each and everyone of you. To date, Sisters-In-Motion has raised and donated $78,000 to CCHS. I thank you for supporting Sisters-In-Motion Memphis.
Linda Sessoms, President
Sisters-In-Motion-Memphis began with a small group of concerned African-American women (Tanya Bowley, Kim Collins, Renee Horne, Jayna Kelly, Linda Sessoms, Clintonia Simmons and Faye Simmons) who decided to take charge of their lifestyles by promoting wellness.
Members of the group, who range in age from 24-60+, stay in motion through running, jogging and walking. Membership has grown to more than 130, with participants from diverse professions such as teachers, lawyers, healthcare professionals, financiers, entrepreneurs, journalists, business professionals, graduate students and home makers.
Enrollment for Sisters-In-Motion-Memphis will re-open in 2014. Join us September 28, 2013 for the SIM 5k Run/Walk. Please continue to visit our website www.sistersinmotionmemphis.org for current news on Sisters-In-Motion-Memphis (SIMM).