2012 Princess Run NEWS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 Princess Run and Little Dude Dash Partnerships Announced
“3rd Annual Festival will be Enchanting”

runhers, a women’s health and lifestyle organization headquartered in OKC, announced today a partnership with The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command to host the 2012 Third Annual Princess Run and Little Dude Dash Festival at 2 p.m. on April 1 in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River.

The nationally renowned OKC Boathouse District will be transformed into a fairy tale village on April 1 for the event. The Princess Run is a frolicking, whimsical 1.2 mile run/walk/stroll event designed to delight girls 12 and under while encouraging a healthy and happy lifestyle. The Little Dude Dash is a “wicked cool” half-mile run/walk for boys. Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma and The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.

The event will be held at 2 p.m. on April 1 on the grounds that include the Devon Boathouse and the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower. All venues will be open for tours and youth activities sponsored by OKC RIVERSPORT will be held. A full schedule of activities along with course map and village layout will be released on March 1.

“The Princess Run and Little Dude Dash Festival is designed to celebrate and delight in our youth. On this day, these kids are our focus and with this being a kids’ only event (parents can run w/kids), our creativity and imagination allows us to be as playful as they are with this festival,” says runhers special projects director Sheila Kidder. “We want the event to entertain, engage and celebrate our amazing kids while offering support and awareness for all the great things that the Salvation Army OKC does for our youth.”

“Fitness and heath is an important priority for our Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, so this partnership not only thrills us, but fits with our mission of ‘Doing the Most Good,’” Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Commander Major Dan Proctor said.

Registration is set to open at 8 a.m. on Feb. 1. The Princess Run and Little Dude Dash participant level will be capped and has sold out the prior two years. The festival is a free and open event. See www.runhers.com for details. A website specific to the Princess Run Festival will be unveiled in mid-February.

about runhers® women’s association
runhers is a dynamic and creative women’s lifestyle organization. runhers is built on the belief that women must move to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. We produce lifestyle programs, trainings, creative forums, entertainment & amazing events. If you can imagine a better you, we can help you create it. To engage more, please visit us at www.runhers.com or facebook.com/runhers – twitter @runhers – email info@runhers.com

About the Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised goes to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
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