Archive for princess run

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.

 

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.

# # #

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 princessrun.com 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 runhers.com 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 info@runhers.com

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

team runhers

2012 Princess Run NEWS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 Princess Run and Little Dude Dash Partnerships Announced
“3rd Annual Festival will be Enchanting”

runhers, a women’s health and lifestyle organization headquartered in OKC, announced today a partnership with The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command to host the 2012 Third Annual Princess Run and Little Dude Dash Festival at 2 p.m. on April 1 in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River.

The nationally renowned OKC Boathouse District will be transformed into a fairy tale village on April 1 for the event. 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” half-mile run/walk for boys. Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma and The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.

The event will be held at 2 p.m. on April 1 on the grounds that include the Devon Boathouse and the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower. All venues will be open for tours and youth activities sponsored by OKC RIVERSPORT will be held. A full schedule of activities along with course map and village layout will be released on March 1.

“The Princess Run and Little Dude Dash Festival is designed to celebrate and delight in our youth. On this day, these kids are our focus and with this being a kids’ only event (parents can run w/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 the Salvation Army OKC does for our youth.”

“Fitness and heath is an important priority for our Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, so this partnership not only thrills us, but fits with our mission of ‘Doing the Most Good,’” Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Commander Major Dan Proctor said.

Registration is set to open at 8 a.m. on Feb. 1. The Princess Run and Little Dude Dash participant level will be capped and has sold out the prior two years. The festival is a free and open event. See www.runhers.com for details. A website specific to the Princess Run Festival will be unveiled in mid-February.

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 the Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised goes to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
# # #

princess run huge success

Princess Run 2011 was a

HUGE Success!

IMG_0521

Thank you to all the participants,

along with all the wonderful sponsors!

registration is now open for the 2011 princess run!

PR_Facebook_003

Registration is officially open for the 2011 Princess Run! Last year’s event SOLD OUT and we were overwhelmed with positive response. Register early to secure your spot! Registration is $20 until March 1st, when the fee goes up to $25. All registered princesses will receive a t-shirt and backpack.

We’ve added a whole new event this year – the Little Dude Dash! With so many brothers and friends who came to cheer on the princesses last year, there were many requests for us to come up with a way for the boys to be involved. Registration for the Little Dude Dash will be $10 until March 1st, then the fee goes up to $15. All registered dudes will receive a t-shirt.

You can register for both events here!