Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success! We had over 350 registered and had great media coverage of the event!

In fact, the event was such a success that we started a Facebook Group for those interested in holding their own Gerrymander 5k event and a website page with resources to help with your own Gerrymander 5k.

 

Check out our photo album of the event

Special thanks to our speakers, David Daley, and Jim Millikan from Common Cause!

 

 

 

And thanks to our sponsors and donors!

RISC Networks
Bold Rock Cider

The WALK
Kight Law
Brazil & Burke Law
Campaign for Souther Equality
D’ann Ford & Jill Hammack

Big E Photos                                 Orange Peel
Owl Bakery                                   Nadine Charlsen
Diamond Brand                          The Admiral
Mosaic Realty                              Whist
Image 420                                    Malaprop’s
Artist Mike Carrier                    PizzaMind

 

 

 

Gerrymander 5k T-shirts are still available

 

 

News and media coverage of the event & gerrymandering in Asheville!

The Guardian: Gerrymander 5K: run highlights absurdity of Republican redistricting

NPR: A 5k to Highlight Gerrymandering

NPR: Not-So-Fun Run: Joggers In ‘Gerrymander 5K’ Must Run Oddly Shaped Route

The News & Observer: In this 5k race, runners will meander NC’s ‘Gerrymander’

Runner’s World: Politics Aside, This Gerrymandered Race Route is Confusing

Slate.com: Get in Shape the Gerrymandering Way With a Fun Run Along Warped District Lines

Politico: I Ran the Worst 5K of My Life So I Could Explain Gerrymandering to You

Upworthy.com: Why is this 5K race route so confusing? Because it was drawn by politicians.

Actipedia.com: Gerrymander 5K run and walk

Who.What.Why: RUNNING TOWARDS REFORM: ASHEVILLE 5K FOLLOWS PARTISAN LINE TO OPPOSE GERRYMANDERING

Asheville Citizen-Times: Turn, turn, turn: Gerrymander 5K planned in West Asheville

BPR News: ‘Gerrymander 5K’ Run Draws Hundreds in Protest of Skewed Political Maps

As It Happens: North Carolina residents protest skewed electoral boundaries with ‘Gerrymander 5K’ race

NBC News: They’re Still Drawing Crazy-Looking Districts. Can’t It Be Stopped?

The Union Edge Radio ShowJohn Kennnedy – LWV – Literally Running Around A Gerrymandered District

TYT Politics: Tuesday’s Election Could DRASTICALLY Affect Gerrymandering

HBO – Vice:  Divide & Conquer

Gerrymander 5k Press Release

 

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