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free 5k for national running day

June 1, 2012
Contact: Sara Taylor, Metro Family Magazine, 405-818-5025

runhers, Metro Family Magazine & DG Productions Announce
Free Family 5K – Celebrating National Running Day on June 6th

runhers, Metro Family Magazine and DG Productions have teamed up to produce a free Family Fun 5K on June 6th, 7:00pm at OKC’s Stars and Stripes Park at Lake Hefner celebrating National Running Day.

NewsChannel 4’s Joleen Chaney will be the hosting, along with Strive for 85’s 12 year old Mason Carter Harvey, who has lost 85 pounds and is on a quest to engage/encourage other kids and families to start living a healthier and happier lifestyle.

National Running Day, which was started by the New York Road Runners, is held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that’s simple, inexpensive, and fun. It’s the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment.

Sarah Taylor, Metro Family Magazines publisher states, “Taking part is easy. Just wear your running shoes, grab a friend, and come out to Stars & Stripes Park in Oklahoma City for a free 5K run! The free event is open to all ages and abilities. We will provide free chip timing compliments of OKC based DG Road Racing. Moreover, we will be providing free finish area fluids and treats (generously provided by Homeland Stores)!”

runhers special projects director Sheila Kidder states, “This free event is driven by our passion to help our community engage in healthier activities that most family members can do. A 5K (3.1 miles) is a very doable distance – many people can even walk at a 15 minute per mile pace! By introducing a low key, safe and free event – we hope to get more people started on the path for a healthier lifestyle.”

Here are 6 Great Reasons to Run!
1. Running is one of the most convenient and inexpensive forms of exercise available
2. It is a great way to meet new friends and socialize with a healthy activity bond
3. Most men and women run to stay in shape, stay healthy, relieve stress, socialize and have fun.
4. Running helps with stress reduction, emotional strain and even mild depression.
5. Regular runners tend to be happier than their sedentary peers
6. New runners can easily find a program that is right for them, based on their ability and available time to train.

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 Metro Family Magazine
Since 1998, our passion has been to help OKC/metro area parents be more successful and have more fun with their families. Each monthly issue includes the area’s best calendar of family events and quality editorial that supports family relationships. Just as valuable to parents is the connection to MFM advertisers who provide important local family services and products.

About DG Productions
DG Productions, Inc. intends to be the leader in road racing coordinating, management, and timing in Oklahoma. We will accomplish this by offering the client superior service in a courteous manner at a fair price. Our intent is to assist the Race Director in any practical means to create a professional and enjoyable event

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