Episode 32 - Victoria Lo, Creator of Chinatown Runners

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“What better way to break down whatever artificial barriers that we may build up around us to protect ourselves than by doing something so physical and raw– like running is.”

Victoria Lo is an NYC-based designer, creative, and runner. She recently started Chinatown Runners, which is “a collective of runners around the world, formed by the community, for the community.” Their mission is to “use running to protect and give back to our local Chinatowns and any other AAPI-centric neighborhoods.” She started the group last year after seeing a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and has encouraged runners of all backgrounds to join in order to keep the community safe, spread awareness, and celebrate the diverse heritages of these neighborhoods. In this conversation, we also peel back the layers of Vic’s own personal running journey, including some reflections on her first marathon training cycle years ago and the ways running helped her prioritize her own wellness. Our conversation covers so many themes– creativity, mental health, family, and also our favorite tv show!

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Music by Jacob Shije (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM).

This podcast was made possible through the Tracksmith Fellowship Program.

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