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Global Running Day is June 1st – Join us!

Wednesday, June 1 is Global Running Day, formerly known as National Running Day! Join us as we enjoy a 30 minute out/back led by Jessica from The Patriarch in Edmond then hang out and enjoy some pizza from Pagoda Pizza food truck and a beverage! Bring your crew for some run and fun!

For more info on Global Running Day, visit our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1696753247239578/
And Global Running Day Main Page: http://globalrunningday.org/

Note: The Patriarch is 21+. Anyone can join for the run portion!

2015. the year ahead.

We have always thought of this ‘runhers’ project as a social experiment, trying to find ‘what works’ in connecting women to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Since the beginning, we have been researching and connecting with women around the country, and around the world, on any number of topics regarding women’s issues and lifestyle. “It’s time to share your work with others,” we’ve been told.  As you may know, to incorporate all the research and projects, we filed for and received our non-profit status in late 2014.  The umbrella organization is named “the hers projects.” runhers women’s association is our touchstone project.

Women’s issues relating to balance, fitness, food, cultural and behavioral science, arts and entertainment, medical and health care are all important areas of research and development we have been in partnering and collaborating on, behind the scenes, for years. We’ve even talked to the Happiness Institute in Australia – as well as many top women execs in entertainment, sports and business. The learning curve has been incredibly steep – but the investment has been well worth our time and resources. We aim to provide clarity in a complex world of competing ideas, junk science and false advertising, all luring you to try (buy) their quick fix solutions or to ‘look’ a certain way. 

We’d like all of your input and collaborative ideas as well. That’s how this organization will evolve and stay relevant, with a constant stream of fresh thinking, smart women, risk taking and new ideas colliding in an environment that nourishes and promotes a culture where women can grow and create. We want to push boundaries for women, and be a uniting force in our communities. 

One of our core beliefs is that we grow strong roots. We grow organically, one woman at a time. The most important thing for us is to help each individual woman we connect with in some way. From the beginning, we have thought of each woman as a unique, individual creative challenge.  We want to grow and continue to develop, for each individual woman, a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system in our complex world.  With plenty of laughter and fun along the journey! 

You’ll see much more in 2015, as we roll out new initiatives and projects in 2015.  We’ve learned that it takes time to develop a concept and vision.  We’ve been encouraged by several of our advisers, who’ve reminded us that their own project(s) take 4+ years from concept to launch. 

You can help us in several ways. You can volunteer, or collaborate with us in helping more women.  You can help us financially, by becoming an individual member at $20 annually, or by giving more.  If you own a company, or work for a company looking to get more involved in the community, we have sponsorship and partner opportunities. We also will work with in-kind donations.  If you have some imaginative or creative way to plug in, or to plug us in, we’d love that!    

The support of friends, family and community members like you enables the hers projects to evolve, and push creative boundaries through our approach.  We empower, entertain and motivate women and girls to connect with and develop important skills and abilities, encouraging lifelong health and happiness. 

Annual gifts to the hers projects provide the revenue needed to support key programs like runhers women’s association, walkhers and Designing a Safer Woman, along with a host of other programs currently in design. The gifts help us provide program materials, equipment, coach/volunteer/collaborator supplies, outreach to the communities we serve, and other experiments that help women find their version of healthy and happy. 

Someone said, “If you want to change society, you must mobilize the women in that society.” Our projects for 2015, and beyond, are bold – and audacious.  However, our 5 years of experimentation, research and development give us great confidence that we can continue designing and building something very special, that will stand the test of time, and be passed on to our daughters, and their daughters, to continue imagining, designing and building the future they envision.  All the best for a great New Year! 

Sheila Kidder
Special Projects Director, Board Member
From The Board of Directors – the hers projects
a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

let’s go girl!

runhers is official training partner for the 2015 OKC Go Girl Run

We are happy to announce we are partnering with Ultramax Sports to be the Official Training Group for the 2015 Go Girl Run slated for March 22nd, 2015.  The event start and finish area is set at the spectacular OKC Myriad Gardens.  The race is a women’s only half marathon and 5K.  We are providing both half marathon and 5K training for free in OKC and Norman groups.  We have a $10 off registration discount code (runhers10) – and you can register at: http://ultramaxsports.com/gogirlrun//oklahomacity/home.html

Our 12 week training plan kicks off this Monday, December 29th and the first group run will be Saturday, January 3rd. We will be updating on Facebook pages, Twitter feed (@runhers) and via Constant Contact e-mail if you opt in.  We will provide location, time and any other training tips for the week. 

This training group is for all ages and abilities, and we gladly welcome new walkers and runners! Each Saturday, we will map a safe training route, provide water along the route, and at the start/finish.  We will also teach some warm ups, running drills, etc. and  have some other mini clinics along the way.  Mostly though, we want you to have fun!  Yes, we’ll work – but we’re all in this together, and we want to help you any way we can to achieve your goal.  Oh, and one last thing … what’s said on the run, stays on the run!  ; )

Some of the highlights are below:

Go Girl Run OKC Event Highlights:

  • All Half Marathon participants will receive a New Balance women’s cut technical t-shirt.
  • 5K participants will receive a women’s cut cotton t-shirt.
    • **All 5K participants will have the option to upgrade to the New Balance Technical Shirt for $10 when they register.
  • Boutique Expo with women-specific vendors.
  • New 5K Couples Competition – Grab your significant other and race together!
  • Ultramax Sports Pace Teams
  • Go Girl On-Demand apparel available at Packet Pickup and on Race Day.
  • Custom Go-Girl Finisher Medals for both the Half and the 5K!
  • Custom-etched wine glasses for all finishers.
  • Champagne served at the finish line.
  • Extended finish time limit for walkers.
  • Overall & Age Group Awards – We go four-deep in every age group!
  • Live Results Station
  • Free Race Photos
  • USATF Sanctioned Race

december’s challenge checklist

 

By: Coach Sara McCauley 

There’s no denying it – holiday season is upon us and in full force! Schedules become full of events, shopping, celebrating and eating, which means less time that you want to spend working out. This is may not be the best time to commit to a new fitness plan, however you can make a commitment to get the best out of each situation. Time doesn’t always allow you to go to a full gym workout, or a long run – BUT I know you can fit in something each day, even if it is 5 minutes! Something is better than nothing.  I put together a schedule for the month of December, which includes short workouts you can do, anywhere at any time. You can follow the calendar exactly, and take the guess work out, or pick/choose an item from the checklist each day.  It can be a very stressful time of year – you owe it to yourself to have a little “me” time.   

As far as all of those treats and eats that are everywhere, enjoy them! However that doesn’t mean ALL of them. It’s the season for chocolates, sugar everything, thick sauces, adult beverages, etc. – so, while there is no reason to deprive yourself, or completely eliminate the temptations, I do encourage you to make smart decisions.  Here are a couple of tips to help keep your goals in mind, eating under control, AND your sanity through the holidays: 

  • PORTION CONTROL:  When eating from a buffet style meal, make ONE plate. Choose appropriate servings of your selection and stick to that. Don’t go back for seconds. Drink water, and give your body enough time to settle. If you decide at that point you are still actually hungry go back for a protein or veggie.  
  • EAT BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME: If you are attending an event that you know will not have sensible options, or not sure when your next meal will be, eat a healthy meal before you leave home.  This doesn’t mean you have to become a social outcast, you can still eat what is offered, you’ll just have something healthy already in your stomach (veggies!) – so, you don’t over eat out of starvation.   
  • KEEP HEALTHY SNACKS HANDY: Keep a protein bar or quick snack in your purse, at work or in your car, just in case. We all know those “quick” shopping trips can turn into an all-day event, so be prepared. Keep that HANGER under control, no one has time for cranky pants! 
  • POTLUCK: Chances are you will attend one or many of these before the month is over.  So, you control what you eat. Why not YOU be the one to bring a healthy dish? There are thousands of healthy AND tasty recipes that can be offered, hello Pinterest, that do not require a lot of effort! This way you know there will be a smart choice at the party, and you can introduce new options to more people! 
  • EAT YOUR VEGGIES and HYDRATE:  Notice the vibe yet?  Stop complaining and just eat your greens! We’ll put aside all of the many health benefits that veggies offer, and stick with the simple fact:  they provide a great source of fiber which keeps you fuller longer AND keeps your system regular. I urge you to drink lots of water throughout the day.  Keep water close at all times. Try to get at least 96 ounces. Reach for your water after a meal, before that dessert, and between meals. Often times you eat out of boredom, or you think you feel hungry, but in reality you could just be dehydrated and need fluids.    

We all know that the holidays test every bit of will power, and your ability to make good decisions. Remember, it’s alright to indulge a little. If there is something that you REALLY want than eat it, in the proper portion, then move on. Don’t let guilt consume you, you have enough stress. Let it go! Try to get in as much activity as you can, even if it’s not all at once, sneak little bursts in, it does add up. Make the commitment NOW to stay healthy and make smart decisions through the upcoming weeks!  You will be happy you did in January!  

Let’s GO!

  1. 50 PushUps 50 Starjumps
  2. 20 minute Fartlek Run
  3. 40 Jumping Jacks, 40 Jump Squats, 40 jump lunges
  4. 100 Pile Squats, 20 half squat, 20 full, 20 half with heel raise, 20 full with heel raise, 20 pulses
  5. 5 minute wall sit (take short breaks to complete)
  6. Yoga stretch
  7. HIIT 40/20/4 High knees 40 seconds, rest for 20 seconds, Plank Jack 40 seconds, rest 20seconds,    complete 4 rounds of each.
  8. 60 single leg deadlifts, 60 hip bridges
  9. 100 Crunches, 20 slow crunches, 20 right, 20 left, 20 bicycle, 20 butterfly
  10. 100 Lunges,  20 alternating front, 20 alternating back, 20 right, 20 left, 20 jump lunges
  11. 5 minute plank variations, high, low, side, legs lifted, arms lifted (break as needed)
  12. Park furthest away from store to add in extra walking every time you go to the store.
  13. Running in place, squat jacks, plank walk, 1 minute of each, 3 rounds total
  14. 200 mountain climbers
  15. 2 burpees, 2 leg lifts, repeat 4, 6,8,10
  16. 60 superman extension up to a high plank
  17. 100 Vups, modify as needed
  18. Foam roll your tight overused muscles
  19. Booty Burner, 50 Alternating back lunges, 50 front lunges to balance, 50 single leg decline bridges (use a step or couch)
  20. Run 1-3+mile run, make the time for yourself, do a few laps in your neighborhood, get some fresh air!
  21. Take the family for a walk or run, start a family tradition
  22. Step it Up! Use a stair, chair or a study bench, 1 min of each: alternating step ups, step up to balance 1min each side, side step up to leg lift each leg, jump ups(box jump)
  23. Plank Jumps: 20 of each repeating twice. Front:High plank position, jump feet in together, Right: jump feet to the side then to the center, Left jumps, In& Out: start with feet together, jump them out wide then back in.
  24. Fast pace laps around the mall before shopping
  25. 10 push ups for every glass of eggnog
  26. 100 push up challenge (can be throughout the day)
  27. 1 mile run time yourself, try to beat your time next time
  28. Take the stairs everywhere you have the opportunity
  29. 20 Squats every time you check your Facebook on your phone
  30. 20 second plank for every gift you wrap
  31. Alphabet abs: lay flat on your back, lift your legs off the ground, feet toghet “draw” the alphabet with your feet
  32. Ab Burner: 20 frog crunches, 20 bicycle crunches, 20 leg lifts, 20 side plank with dips, each side, low plank with hip dip 20 each, high plank with leg ext 20 each, 2 min low plank hold
  33. Tabata Squat Variations 20/10/8: 20 secs of each squat, 10 secs of rest, 8 variations of squats. Wide squats, side to side squats, squat jumps, split squat(each leg counts as 1), squat jacks, chair pose, squat pulses
  34. Firecracker: 50 jumping jacks, 20 star jumps, 20 plyo push ups, 20 explosive jump lunges, 20 back lunge to high jump each leg, 50 jumping jacks

 

giving tuesday

December 2nd, 2014

A note about runhers women’s association and the hers projects on #givingtuesday

Private funding has funded the runhers experiment and the associated research projects over the past few years. We recently became a 501c3 non-profit organization under the umbrella name “the hers projects.” Headquartered in Oklahoma City – runhers, walkhers, bikehers and Designing a Safer Woman are all projects under the umbrella.  With having so much more significant work to do, and so much farther to grow these and other projects, and other projects in design, the non-profit organization choice was the best way we could pursue to move up to new levels.

December 2nd is Giving Tuesday; and we’d love to have your support.  Any level of support is welcomed. We are looking for collaborating partners, corporations, and other like-minded organizations to partner with.  For individuals and/or small organizations, anything from $5 to $500 or more can help – everything adds up.  We’d love to have any/all in-kind donations that support our runs, walks and overall goal of helping as many woman as we can find their version of healthy and happy – through our programs and uniquely designed programming.  (Note: we will have our donate buttons up on the runhers and hers projects sites soon. You can direct your giving specifically to any program, i.e. runhers women’s association, by including that in your note. For now, you can also send any checks made out to “the hers projects” to P.O. Box 720627 – OKC, OK 73172)

Our goal is to significantly increase outreach and connectivity in each community we have a presence in. We will initiate and train more groups, design and hold more creative forums, as well as design immersive entertainment, education, and events (we currently have 9 significant events in design).  

We intend to further our already amazing research in women’s health and lifestyle with more collaborators and funding. Lastly, our women’s imagination lab and headquarters design is taking shape on paper.  Right now, some of the world’s most creative companies/people are offering design support, cultural ideas, and advice.  

We believe we are designing/developing a bold, audacious, one of a kind organization that can impact many, many women through “the hers projects.”  Below is our “about” the projects.  2015 is our year to kick off all the work we’ve been doing, behind the scenes, for the last few years!  Please help by getting involved with others in this culture changing, always evolving experiment!  

Mission

To be a creative force that empowers women to discover, design and activate their version of a healthy and happy life.  We create partnerships and experiences that engage, entertain and inspire women everywhere.

Vision

By eliminating boundaries between cultures, organizations, disciplines and artistic expressions, our passionate people will create programs, products, entertainment and life solutions that engage the imagination and drive a new culture of wellness and health for women.

Our Core Values

  • We value each person as a unique individual
  • We believe in the power of creativity and imagination
  • We are unwavering in our commitment to authenticity, quality and amazing service
  • We are a creative force in unifying and enriching our communities
  • We believe in team work and collaboration at every touch point of the organization
  • We are a model organization on environmental and sustainability issues

Our Headquarters and Imagination Lab:

The hers projects headquarters and lab will serve as a one of a kind, multi-purpose, multi-function environment designed to advance our mission of serving women and communities.  The lab will be the estuary region where collaboration, talent, imagination and design come together to create powerful new tools for women in their pursuit of happiness and healthier living.  Stay tuned.

 

 

 

about the hers projects

In case you’re wondering about the hers projects, here’s a little peek behind the curtain!  One of our beliefs is that if we want to change a society or culture, we have to mobilize the women in that society. Community building and collaboration are vital pieces of the hers projects. We recently decided to become a 501c3 non-profit organization to pursue our projects.

hers brands is a powerful set of interactive women’s lifestyle brands that will be used as a catalyst to drive American culture, and empower millions women to embrace a healthier and happier lifestyle.  The highly interactive, visual and entertaining style of engagement with our consumers will be a unique experience; a highly engaging, perpetual social experiment.  Our people will have the audacity to create amazing products, services, programs and events with our collaborators.  Our imagination laboratory serves as a catalyst for women, as well as an incubator, and develops high impact, high profile products, entertainment, events and next generation lifestyle solutions for women everywhere.  Our grass roots groups in cities across America will impact their local communities with our passion driven culture to engage women who want to connect with a healthier, more meaningful and happier life.   Our unquenchable curiosity and sense of humor, along with our applied imagination projects will drive value both to the people we serve and to our team. 

Mission

To be a creative force that empowers women to discover, design and activate their version of a healthy and happy life.  We create partnerships and experiences that engage, entertain and inspire women everywhere.

Vision

By eliminating boundaries between cultures, organizations, disciplines and artistic expressions, our passionate people will create programs, products, entertainment and life solutions that engage the imagination and drive a new culture of wellness and health for women.

Our Core Values 

  • We value each person as a unique individual
  • We believe in the power of creativity and imagination
  • We are unwavering in our commitment to authenticity, quality and amazing service
  • We are a creative force in unifying and enriching our communities
  • We believe in team work and collaboration at every touch point of the organization
  • We are a model organization on environmental and sustainability issues 

Our next step is to carefully seek extraordinarily talented people and partners who share the vision/passion – and acquire the resources to broaden our reach until we empower and equip as many women as we can with our unique approach to women’s lifestyle and entertainment.  We believe that when we do the right work, for the right reason, at the right time, with passion and creativity, we can drive culture anywhere we go, and help women achieve their version of happiness and good health.

That is the opening chapter of our ‘hers projects’ story.   We are looking forward to collaborating with those passionate and intrepid souls who want to write the next chapters! 

 


runhers to host Free 5K in OKC Metro


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OKLAHOMA CITY – JUNE 2, 2014
Contact: Sheila Kidder – (405.659.2852)
info@runhers.com

Celebrate National Running Day June 4th!

Oklahoma City based runhers women’s association is hosting a free, timed 5K to celebrate national running day. The event will begin at 7pm, at Elite Feet Running at 1237 E Danforth Road in Edmond. All ages and abilities are welcomed. Experienced runners are encouraged to bring a friend to hopefully get them introduced and excited about all the benefits of a running lifestyle. There will be festivities following the run. Additionally, there is also an organized and timed 5K run produced by the Norman, OK, runhers women’s association. That event will start at 6:30pm from OK Runner in Brookhaven Village.

runhers Director of Special Projects Sheila Kidder states, “We’ve already had over 100 people commit and say they are going to be out running with us! Our hope is to continue spreading the happy and healthy virus everywhere we go, and create fun experiences that drive more people towards active lifestyles!” Kidder adds, “If we all encourage and support one person to begin taking those small, daily steps towards a healthier lifestyle, the ripple effect can have dramatic impact on our future.”

About National Running Day

Created by the New York Road Runners (NYRR), National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Since 2009, the country’s foremost running organizations have worked together to celebrate our sport with thousands of participants on the first Wednesday of June. We encourage runners to join in by planning a run, spreading the running bug to a friend, signing up for a race, or setting a new goal. www.runningday.org @runningday #runningday

About runhers® women’s association

We are a creative force that empowers women to discover, design and activate their version of a healthy and happy life. We create partnerships and experiences that engage, entertain and inspire women everywhere. To connect, please visit us at www.runhers.com or facebook.com/runhers – twitter @runhers – email info@runhers.com

i know what you did last night…

Editor’s Note:  Our Norman Director Laura Mullins decided to gather a group and run a part of the coast to coast relay “ONE Run for Boston” – a way to raise awareness and funds for the victims of the bombing at last year’s Boston Marathon.  Here’s author Kim Frakes account of the hilarious relay leg that started at 2:30am at The Road Rash Saloon.  You can’t make this stuff up.  Read on:  

i know what you did last night

 Saturday, March 29, 2014

Do you? If you’re my facebook friend you’ve gotten a sneak peek. Yes, I am one crazy old mama.

Let me fill you in. There is a torch being carried from California to Boston and it runs day and night, round the clock, by crazy people like me and 5 of my newest friends. And it was, by far, one of the coolest things I’ve ever done as a runner. Check out www.onerunforboston.com and you can even see it live on a gps map!

So last night I went to bed at 9:45 pm. And I woke up at 11:35 pm. We met at a Starbucks in Norman and hopped in the car together, all six of us, filled with anticipation and lots of snacks and water in the trunk.

And then we drove. It took a couple hours to get out into rural western Oklahoma. And let me tell you, when someone says you can see the stars better out in the country, they are speaking truth, people. It was amazingly and frighteningly DARK out there.

We found our ending point here:

Oh yes, we did. I don’t think we could have found a better named bar on the face of the planet. Right?!

Anyway, the girls needed to use the potty by this time, so we all thought, Hey! Let’s go in!

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Last call was about to occur. It was, after all, 1:30 in the morning.

But as we entered, you could literally hear crickets chirping. It fell silent upon our entry and EVERY head turned our direction. I will admit, I was scared. I wanted nothing more at that moment than to blend into the woodwork and disappear but we were wearing running clothes in neon colors. And so there was pretty much NO CHANCE OF THAT HAPPENING. Luckily I was surrounded by some ballsy women. And they forged a path straight for the bathroom. Past the people playing pool and smoking so heavily that my lungs went into a fit. Past the plastic tables used during the week for their famous buffet. Straight for the one hole bathroom. And then a REAL friendly old lady came over and stated, rudely, that she was going to need to see every one of our IDs if we were going tostay there. Eek! I left mine in the car! I’ll go get it!

So off I went and there I stayed. Well a few minutes later I was beginning to wonder if the girls were coming, so I walked over and looked in the window. They were sitting at a table drinking a beer! Talking to the locals! They were having a grand ol’ time!

Soon they all filed out (it WAS last call, after all) with a whole new set of friends. It seemed that while I sat in my car with Jerry, the girls were inside making new friends. It’s a very friendly set out there in the boonies. After the shock wears off from seeing strangers enter their beloved space, they are happy to share the love! And buy you a beer!

Not long later, we were zipping down the two lane highway that we were about to run. We got to our hand off point and met our previous runner, a lady, by herself, with a dog. SHE HAD RUN FOR 10 MILES ALONE IN THE PITCH BLACK, PEOPLE. WOW. So we strapped on our headlamps and took off! Torch in hand.

Apparently Brenda runs with full on makeup at 2:30 am. Who knew.

This is Laura, our fearless leader, taking the torch from the amazing lady who ran alone with her dog.

When we took off, we made a plan to have someone drive the car of every leg. Who drove depended on who wasn’t running that part. I ran the first two miles, then drove a few miles, jumped back on for a mile, and then drove some more. I hopped out and ran the last mile as well. But three of our runners ran the whole 12 miles, because THEY ARE THAT AWESOME. Way to go Laura, Tara, and Jerry! You are my heroes.

Sometimes when I was alone in the car for a mile (10 minutes), I wore my headlamp on low and read my book. Yep, that’s how I roll.

And then on one of my stops I spotted this.

Hey, I love Jesus! And I love living in the bible belt, but I will admit to being shocked that you can apparently spend public dollars to erect a sign like that in small town Oklahoma. Who. Knew.

Well, a few miles later, we were done! Just like that.

And Laura handed it off to a man and a lady. And off went the torch, on it’s way to Boston.


Coolest running experience. Ever.

 

 

Princess Run news release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 27, 2014

Contact:  Sheila Kidder info@runhers.com

2014 Princess Run Festival and Little Dude Dash Date Set

MAY 4, 2014  “Another Magical Day Down by The River”

OKLAHOMA CITY:  runhers, a women’s health and lifestyle organization headquartered in OKC, announces that the 5th Annual Princess Run Festival and Little Dude Dash will take place on May 4, 2014 from 1pm – 5pm in and around the OKC Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River.

The nationally renowned OKC Boathouse District will again be transformed into a magical village on May 4th for the children’s festival.  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” 1.2 mile run/walk for superhero boys.  Part of the proceeds will benefit The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation.

The festival begins at 1:00pm as the festival opens on the OKC Boathouse District grounds.  The festival includes interactive experiences with the OKC Barons, Ice Girls, The NEW OKC Energy Pro Soccer Team and much more.  All of the venues will be open for tours and youth activities of OKC RIVERSPORT.  Food Trucks like Roxy’s Ice Cream will be out to celebrate as well.  The Princess Run will start at 2:00pm and the Little Dude Dash will start at 3:00.  The 1.2 mile runs will be along the Oklahoma River trails.  A full schedule of attractions and activities, along with course map and village layout will be released on April 25th.

“The Princess Run and Little Dude Dash Festival is designed to celebrate our kids!   On May 4th,  the kids experience is our main focus (parents can run w/kids or act like kids), our creativity and imagination allows us to be as playful as we can with the 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 are happening on the Oklahoma River here in OKC.”

There is an entry fee to participate in the Princess Run and Little Dude Dash event.  Registration for the event is now open.  The Princess Run and Little Dude Dash participant level will be capped and has sold out the prior three years.  The festival is a free and open event.  See www.princessrun.com  Twitter @princessrunfest

about runhers® women’s association

We are a creative force that empowers women to discover, design and activate their version of a healthy and happy life.  We create partnerships and experiences that engage, entertain and inspire women everywhere.

To engage, please visit us at www.runhers.com or facebook.com/runhers – twitter @runhers – email info@runhers.com

About Oklahoma City 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 okcbf.org , facebook.com/OklahomaCityRiversport or twitter.com/riversportokc.

 

runhers norman joins ONE Run for Boston

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Laura Mullins – 630-670-1346

 

ONE Run For Boston Relay Running Through Oklahoma

Norman runhers Group Grinding the Night Shift

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA:  On March 29th at 2:30am, runhers women’s association Norman Director Laura Mullins is leading a team of five runhers women on a lonely, dark 12 mile relay leg for ONE Run Boston.  Beginning in Colony, Oklahoma, they will pass legendary landmarks like Hoochie Mama’s Hunting Lodge and The Road Rash Saloon.  Their run will raise not only eyebrows, but funds and awareness aimed at helping the Boston Marathon Community heal after last year’s bombing.

Laura Mullins states, “I saw the opportunity, and even though we are running in the middle of the night on very lonely roads, I wanted to embrace the gift of running and participating, and do this for people who can’t, or who have lost loved ones in the Boston tragedy.  Our runhers women have a lot of grit and a great work ethic, so this is some little thing we can do to support the project, and pass the baton on to others who care!”  Mullins continues, “We plan on having a helluva good time celebrating life on our journey!”

About ONE Run for Boston

One Run For Boston, a non-stop, cross country relay to support the ONE FUND BOSTON, begins March 16 in Santa Monica and ends April 13 in Boston.  Two-thousand runners are expected to participate by the time the relay reaches Boston. The relay’s aim is to raise $1 million to help support the survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.  Between Santa Monica and Boston, over 2000 runners will run 336 stages in 28 days totaling 3300 miles across 14 states.  www.onerunforboston.org

about runhers® women’s association

We are a creative force that empowers women to discover, design and activate their version of a healthy and happy life.  We create partnerships and experiences that engage, entertain and inspire women everywhere.

To engage, please visit us at www.runhers.com or facebook.com/runhers – twitter @runhers – email info@runhers.com