What do you do when Covid-19 keeps wreaking havoc on Live events? You straighten your crown, lace up your sneakers, RISE, and go for a Run or Walk! The Annual Girlfriends Run offers a Half Marathon, 10K and 6K designed specifically for women to get together to do something good for themselves and to help support a very important women’s cause.
Although the popular Girlfriends race is transitioning to a virtual option, the event will still offer an official 6K, 10K, and Half Marathon. The course will be pre-marked for one week from October 11-18, 2020, for athletes to complete their distance, or distances, on their own. About half the gals run, half walk and many do a combination of running and walking. It doesn’t matter how you get to the finish line, as long as you get there! :)
Sherri McMillan, race director and owner of Why Racing Events, announced that “a pre-marked course will give girlfriends who are local or would like to travel to Vancouver, WA for a girlfriends get-away (in a responsible manner), the opportunity to run along the beautiful Columbia River Waterfront. It really is one of the most scenic courses in the Northwest and girlfriends can enjoy it racing on their own or with a small group of their girlfriends while practicing physical distancing. If girlfriends are not able to travel, they can participate on their favorite course in their community from anywhere around the world and still feel like we are racing together, apart! We are suggesting that our athletes invite all their sisters, daughters, cousins, and BFFs to participate no matter where they live. Girlfriends can schedule their race to do it at the same time and then enjoy a virtual post-race party afterward to celebrate.”
Are you a #QUEENBEAST? Participate in 2 or more events and earn the title! There is also a Half Marathon challenge this year. Not everyone can do 13.1 miles all at once so the Virtual Half Marathon challenge allows you to do the distance over a number of days. Your race, your terms. And don’t forget to sign your kids up for the 6K, it’s fun and FREE!
The main beneficiaries for Girlfriends Run are Pink Lemonade Project and the Jaime Wyatt Miller Cancer Compassion Fund helping local women navigate Breast Cancer.
Registration information and more details are available at Why Racing Events: Girlfriends Run.