national “run @ work” day

Contact: Sheila Kidder, Director of Special Projects, runhers – 405.659.2852
                  Sherry Andrusiak, Director, Public Relations OKC Boathouse Foundation 405. 552.4040

 National Run@Work Day Event Encourages Corporate Fitness

runhers and OKC Riversport host lunch run to celebrate event

OKLAHOMA CITY – September 17th, 2012
The OKC Boathouse Foundation and runhers women’s association is partnering to celebrate National Run@Work Day, which encourages companies to take part in leading healthier and more active lifestyles in the OKC Metro. Companies of all sizes, non-profit organizations, running clubs, running events, running specialty stores, and individuals are all encouraged to come out to the Devon Boathouse on Friday, September 21, at 12:00pm – for a 30/45 minute run or walk out on the Beautiful Oklahoma River Trails.  Refreshments will be available post run/walk. 

Oklahoma City is now known nationally as a city on the rise.   We need to continue on this path with healthier, more active workplaces and lifestyles.  Research shows a fitter and healthier company/organization performs better at most everything they do.  RUN@WORK Day is another important step in raising awareness about the importance of daily physical activity in workplaces all over the OKC Metro.  “Rising healthcare costs has every business/organization’s attention,” says Sheila Kidder of runhers, “we have to activate and engage more people in active/healthier lifestyle at work and at home.  This is critically important to individual quality of life, while reducing the consumption of health care dollars.”   

“At the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, we believe that an active lifestyle is a key component to enhancing your quality of life,” said OKC Boathouse Foundation Executive Director Mike Knopp. “We invite everyone to come to the Oklahoma River to explore the trails and experience the fun that comes with having an active outdoor lifestyle. Run@Work Day is a great way to get started.”

About the OKC Boathouse Foundation
The OKC Boathouse Foundation promotes the use and development of the Oklahoma River as a world-class urban aquatic venue and provides access to rowing, kayaking and fitness programs for people of all ages and abilities. OKCBF programs pursue the highest goals of sports and embrace the principles of the Olympic spirit which inspire athletes to work toward personal excellence, embrace the power of teamwork, and practice respect for all people and the environment. To learn more or get involved, call (405) 552-4040 or visit, or

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 or – twitter @runhers – email

About RRCA
A Founded in 1958, The Road Runners Club of America is the oldest and largest national association of running clubs, running events, and runners dedicated to promoting running as a competitive sport and as healthy exercise.  The mission of the RRCA is to promote the sport of running through the development and growth of running clubs and running events throughout the country.  The RRCA supports the common interests of runners of all abilities during all stages of life by providing education and leadership opportunities along with programs and services that benefit all runners.

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