Run Pink

 

I love racing for many reasons. The competition, to stay active and healthy, to be social, and a great one is to help out a worthy cause. In December, I will be running the Woman’s Half Marathon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Woman’s Half Marathon & 10K will benefit the Woman’s Hospital Foundation and will go to support the many services Woman’s provides to women and infants in the community. Then, Run Pink was born. I am honored to be a Run Pink Ambassador, spreading the word about this and other Gulf Coast Event Group races, and answering your questions about the race.

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First, the lowdown on the race:

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
Location TBA
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

It’s going to be a lot of fun, I hope you will consider joining me for this half marathon or 10k. Also, I have a way for you to save some money! If you use code RPAHeather at checkout, you will save $30 on registration!

*There is now a 5k option and the code will save you $5

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You can even 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

Also be sure to follow the race on Twitter! If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

QOTD: Have you ever signed up for a race because of the cause or who was benefitting from it?

Comments

  1. Sounds like a great cause to run for! :)

  2. My mom is a breast cancer survivor. When I told her I was considering this race, she instantly said she’d cover my entry fee. So I will be toeing the line and running for her because her determination and fight is a constant source of inspiration for me.

    And I’m planning to run the Long Beach Carnival Classic half in January because it supports our son’s school. I think running in support of a charity that you believe in makes all the difference in the world.

  3. I love races that benefit a good cause! Combining running and charity brings together two wonderful things. Good for you for getting involved in this awesome event! I haven’t ever chosen a race based on the cause that it benefitted, but I can definitely see myself doing that in the future sometime

  4. Sounds like a great race and an even better reason to run it!

  5. I signed up for my next race partially on who was benefiting. The other is it’s 20 miles from my home. The races benefit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

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