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Our New Norman Director!

Sara R NormanJune 16, 2016
BREAKING NEWS:

We are happy to announce that Sara Riester has agreed to be the Director of the runhers Norman organization. Sara has been a part of the team for a few years.

Sara lives in Norman with her husband and two children. She began running four years ago to help manage the stress of motherhood and hasn’t stopped since. She credits the ladies of runhers Norman for giving her the inspiration and support to embark upon training for her first half marathon three years ago and her first full marathon last spring in OKC and hopes to extend that inspiration and support for other ladies in the Norman and surrounding communities whatever their personal goals may be. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in music education at OU.

Sara states, “I am excited to build on the foundation that’s been set here, and connect more women to our project. We want to be a great resource for the Norman community, and the surrounding area.” She continues, “We want lots of new women to come out for a run or walk with us, and see firsthand how inclusive and fun the environment is.”

And one of Sara’s favorite quotes, “We rise by lifting others.” ~ Robert Ingersoll

Now, let’s have some summer fun!

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

 

 

Princess Run Festival News Release

March 26, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:               Sheila Kidder – (405.659.2852)

info@runhers.com

NEWS9 Partners with Princess Run Festival

Bobbie Miller will host as “Her Royal Highness”

runhers women’s association is happy to announce this partnership with Oklahoma’s Own NEWS9 & Griffin Communications for the 5th Annual Princess Run Festival and Little Dude Dash.  The festival is set for May 4th, 2014, and is set on the properties of the Oklahoma City Boathouse District.  NEWS9’s morning anchor Bobbie Miller will serve as Her Royal Highness. She’s on every weekday morning from 5:00-7:00 a.m.

The Princess Run Festival and Little Dude Dash features running/walking events of 2K (1.2 miles).  The festival is full of interactive kids experience with the OKC Boathouse/Riversport experiences, OKC Barons Hockey, the new OKC Energy Football Club, Arts and Crafts Pavilion and other experiences such as a dance clinic hosted by Studio J Dance.  There will be a Roxy’s Ice Cream truck as well as other food trucks to enjoy this “magical day down by the river.”

NEWS 9’s Bobbie Miller says, “I am sharing my love of exercise with my kids at an early age. So, I’m excited to get my one year old in a tutu & my boys in their superhero costumes – whatever it takes to get them moving! Plus, I’m taking advantage of this ‘Her Royal Highness’ title!”

runhers Director of Special Projects Sheila Kidder states, “We love celebrating kids at this magical day down by the river.  We are very happy and honored to have NEWS9 on board as a partner for the 2014 event.  And, Bobbie Miller has a special energy, and it will be great fun to see it on display at the festival.  We’re jazzed!”  Kidder adds, “This is such a visual treat for the eyes, the princesses really embrace the royal theme, and the dudes express their inner superhero!  Many parents get in the spirit with their own creativity in costumes!”

About Princess Run Festival

The Princess Run Festival and Little Dude Dash is imagined by runhers women’s association.  The 5th Annual Festival is designed to delight and celebrate kids, ages 12 and under, and families.  The Princesses and Little Dudes run a 2K (1.2 mile) distance, while the festival features OKC Riversport

activities, as well as many other interactive kid/family experiences.  More info at www.princessrun.com Twitter @princessrunfest and on Facebook.  Contact: imagine@runhers.com

About Oklahoma’s Own NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY’S Oklahoma’s Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City’s Own.  www.news9.com – Twitter @NEWS9

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

 

 

stay calm and register now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Contact: Sheila Kidder 405.659.2852

2013 Princess Run and Little Dude Dash Date/Location Announced

“April 14th – 4th Annual Festival to be Magical by The River”

runhers, a women’s health and lifestyle organization headquartered in OKC, announces that the 4th Annual Princess Run Festival and Little Dude Dash will take place on April 14th 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 April 14th 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 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. All of the venues will be open for tours and youth activities sponsored by OKC RIVERSPORT. The Princess Run will start at 2:00pm and the Little Dude Dash will start at 3:15. 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 March 25th.

“The Princess Run and Little Dude Dash Festival is designed to celebrate and delight in our youth. On this day, kids are our only focus (parents can run w/kids or act like 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 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

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, 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.

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national “run @ work” day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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 okcbf.org, facebook.com/OklahomaCityRiversport or twitter.com/riversportokc.

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 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.  RRCA.org