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.
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
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
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?