If you've been reading my blog for awhile then you know that I LOVE to race! And the half marathon is my favorite! Why do I love racing? Because I get to do what I love (run) while also supporting a great cause! Many races I run benefit organizations or causes that I like to support.
On December 9th I will be running the Woman's Half Marathon in Baton Rouge, LA!!! It works out perfect with marathon training as I have a 12 mile run on the schedule for that weekend. Why not train AND get a medal??? :-)
The Woman's Half Marathon, 10K Road Race, and 5K Fun Run will benefit the Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge and help support the many services the hospital provides to women and infants in the community. The race is focused on "A Celebration of Woman's Health" so all the goodies will be geared toward women...lots of PINK! But of course men can run too!
I am honored to be a Run Pink Ambassador! I will be spreading the word about the Woman's Half Marathon as well as other Gulf Coast Event Group races!
Here's the details on the race (taken from the website):
Race Day: Sunday, December 9, 2012
Start Time: 7:00 a.m.
Start/Finish Location: South River Road, between the Baton Rouge River Center & the USS Kidd. – Downtown, Baton Rouge, LA
Weather: Average High Temp: 63 degrees F, Average Low Temp: 42 degrees F
Course Limit: Half Marathon course is open for 4 hours, 10K course is open for 2 hours. *Participants running/walking slower than 4 hour pace will be asked to move to the sidewalks if approached by the sweeper team.
Wellness Boutique & Packet Pick-up
Friday December 7th & Saturday December 8th
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The race offers a half marathon, 10K, or 5K...so something for everyone! Women have the option of running either the half or 10K during the race. You can decide all the way up to the 3 mile mark which distance you want to complete.
You can also register as a VIPink! What’s included in the VIPink Experience?
- Entry in the event
- Pre-race bagels and fruit, coffee, water and energy drinks
- Padded stretching area
- Private restrooms
- Concierge Bag Check
- Internet Access to check race results
- Catered brunch with refreshing beverages
Another fact that I am sooo excited about...this race is the FIRST all women's half marathon in the Gulf Coast area!!! I can't WAIT to run amongst all that PINK!!!!
I am so excited about this race and would LOVE for you to join me in the half marathon, 10K, or 5K! Wanna save some money on registration? You can use the code RPAMindy when you register and save $30 on the half or 10K or $5 on the 5K!!!
Be sure to follow the race on Facebook and Twitter!
If you have any questions about the race please don't hesitate to contact me! I hope to Run Pink with you!!!
QOTD: Why do YOU run races?