I am so excited to be running the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half-Marathon next weekend. I still get excited for each race I do but being able to run with so many strong and empowering women is an honor.
“The More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon is a celebration of active, inspirational and all-around extraordinary women,” said NYRR president and CEO Mary Wittenberg. “For more than a decade, thousands of women of all ages and abilities have gathered at this powerful event—encouraging each other and motivating others—to run, move, and make a meaningful commitment to their health and well-being.”
One of the organizations the race is partnered with is Girls On The Run, which is something I have been interested in being a part of for awhile. Last year I had to turn down a position due to my fantastic commute but I am hoping now that I've moved I can finally participate. Girls on the Run is a non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. It inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running and culminates in a 5K race.
Additionally, the Fitness/More team encourages you to donate to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that empowers women around the world to help end global poverty. Benefits from the More/Fitness Women’s Half-Marathon will serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. More information about CARE is available at care.org.
Before the race even kicks off there will be a 2-day expo at the Metropolitan Pavillion where on Saturday, April 12, Olympian Dara Torres and leading New York cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Doris Day will be leading back-to-back seminars. Both are brand ambassadors for AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care.
And to kick off the event on Sunday, April 13, with More magazine Editor-in-Chief Lesley Jane Seymour and FITNESS magazine Editor-in-Chief Betty Wong is TODAY's Hoda Kotb. She will welcome thousands of women to the race and will be honoring the winners of the first-ever Women Run the World™ Essay Contest, celebrating five women who shared their stories of triumph and accomplishment in the face of adversity.
Guess what? There are still spaces available if you didn't register! And I highly recommend you do. With all of the energy and empowerment you won't even realized you did 2 and a half loops of Central Park. So sign up now!
Have you run the More/Fitness Half? What did you think? Are you running this year?