Thank you! You Royally Rocked the Princess Run Festival

On behalf of the runhers women’s association and The Committee of Royal Pains, thank you so very much for being part of the 2012 Princess Run Festival & Little Dude Dash! It was a fabulous day of sunshine and happiness, tossed in with a little of the famous Oklahoma wind!

Grown-ups, we appreciate you sharing those amazing Princesses/Little Dudes and your family time with us last Sunday! We hope you had an experience that you all can cherish for some time! The support and love you show these kids by helping them participate is an investment in their future, and ours. We simply can’t thank you enough!

And kids, you ROCKED! You amazed everyone with your joy and spirit! Your creativity and imagination in the arts/crafts pavilion & the sidewalk art was unbelievable! You ran with joy, you played like there was no tomorrow; and the OKC Boathouse District has never seen such royal colors and pageantry as you brought to it! Keep creating, keep imagining, keep playing and keep moving!

No incredible event can be produced without the support of the sponsors and volunteers. runhers has invested significantly with talent and resources to produce this festival. The amazing event leadership and passion of Sheila Kidder, Sara McCauley and Staci Patton are the reason this event was so special. Our third year sponsor Funky Monkey, continues to support our vision to create an amazing experience for these kids! As well, special thanks for another third sponsor, The Mark of Excellence Design & Screen Printing!

Our venue host, The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation and their OKC Riversport experience were unbelievable. The spectacular setting of the Devon Boathouse, finish line tower and the talent of the people we had the privilege to work with was great – they certainly live up to the term “high performance” in all they do! The Oklahoma City Museum of Art built an amazing arts/crafts pavilion; Oklahoma City Barons brought some amazing energy with Derrick and The Ice Girls! The OKC Fire Department pulled out all the stops by bringing the historic ‘first ever’ fire engine in OKC along with the other engines – and the team of heroes that was out interacting with the kids proves that our OKC Fire Department has the best of the best! The Schlegel Bikes course/bike safety is always a hit with the kids! The high energy finish line, bounce house and food tent volunteers were all from Studio J Dance Company via Meredith Powell! They rocked both outside and inside with their high energy dance performance and clinic! Wow! Our fabulous city has so much talent and we are fortunate to be able to work with you!

We thank all of our supporters, volunteers, festival participants and the people/companies we had the pleasure of working with to produce this 2012 kids event! Thank you! Our gratitude runs deep!

We have already started the process of working on the 2013 event. Oh, we will have a story to tell. And it will unfold live at the 2013 Princess Run Festival & Little Dude Dash! Keep checking in at for details and news! If you want to keep up with the imagination projects, events, forums and trainings of the runhers women’s association – you can visit as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Be sure to check out some of the cool festival photos here and please send us your pictures to

All the best! Don’t forget to keep playing!

team runhers

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