THIS ONE’S FOR THE
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, a novice runner or a
couch potato who wants to change her ways, the Her Times 5K Run/Walk is a safe
place to stretch your legs, find your wings and accomplish your personal
fitness goals with the support and encouragement of a couple hundred women just like you.
Too often, it seems, women are trailing behind men —
we followed them into voting booths, into
military service, into board rooms and into government. The Her Times 5K, an Erie Runners Club event,
gives women the rare opportunity to be the front runners, to lead the pack and
cross the finish line first.
For beginning runners and walkers, this race will offer
you a safe place to challenge yourself without the self-consciousness and self-doubt
that creeps in when men are toeing the line next to you.
of your age or ability, we hope you’ll join us on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 a.m. at
Presque Isle State Park’s Rotary Pavilion and revel in the immense empowerment
that you’ll feel as part of a large group of women taking charge of their
health and doing something for themselves.
Details, details (NEW
Race date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013
8 a.m. - race will be held rain or shine, hail or snow.
Location: Starting at Presque Isle State Park, Rotary Pavilion,
(between beaches 6 & 8) we will run a 3.1 mile course on the peninsula.
Parking at Beach 6, Beach 8 or the Cookhouse.
The entry fee for the 5K is $17 ($20 after 9/20). This
price includes a cute women’s race t-shirt (the shirts run true to size, they
are not body-hugging “slim fit” T-s), post-race refreshments and a few hours
of girlfriend-ly fun. And, oh yeah, a 5K race.
Day-of-race registration will take place on race morning
at Rotary Pavilion from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Please note that T-shirts may not be available for day-of-race entrants. You must
pre-register by 9/20 to be guaranteed a shirt on race day.
Kids can race, too!
Moms: Here’s your chance to introduce your kids to the
sport of running and walking. We’ll be having kid races (boys & girls) that
will take place after the women’s 5K (about 9 a.m.).
These are not competitive races and there will be no
awards, but each child will receive a finisher’s prize courtesy of
ErieMoms.com. Kid race divisions will be
as follows: 1 mile, 1/2 mile, 1/4 mile and a toddler trot. (Child can run any
distance they want.)
Entry into the kid races are FREE as long as you
pre-register. After 9/20, there will be $5 per child fee to register. Please
fill out a separate entry form for each child.
We will have free babysitting available during the women’s
5K race for the children of paid 5K race participants. Volunteers from Girl
Scouts Western Pennsylvania will be supervising the Kids’ Corral in the Rotary
Please note that you MUST sign up by 9/27 for the
babysitting service. Just write down the number of children and their ages on
your registration form in the provided space.
Results will be posted about an hour after the race.
Awards will be distributed when results are complete. Results will be posted at www.bigwhitetrailer.com,
www.goerie.com/blogs/runnersnotes & www.erie-runnersclub.org.
The top three women overall and the top three women in
each of the following age groups in the 5K will receive awards. The age groups
are: 8 & under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,
45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70 and up. There will be no duplication of
Run or walk ... it’s up to you
There will be no official walk division or walk awards,
entrants may run, walk or do a little of both. Run/walking is how we all learn
to run and we don’t want those who sign up for the walk to feel they can’t run
if they get caught up in the momentum and want to try.
Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit the Girl
Scouts Western Pennsylvania — an organization committed to helping girls grow
into strong women, inside and out.
PACKET PICK-UP party (NEW
This year, Best Fitness, 2147 W. 12th Street, is hosting a
packet pick-up party on Friday, Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. for the Her Times 5K
with health-related vendors, space to park, and plenty of room to gather and
chat with all your friends!
Yes, you can pick up packets for your friends, but why not
come together and have some fun!
note: This is the only time (and only place) you can pick up your packet early.
They will not be available at the Erie Times-News.
FREE 5K Training
program (NEW EVENT!)
Best Fitness of Erie (2147 W. 12th Street) is offering a
free couch-to-5K training program for women!
WHAT: A 12-week beginners program for
WHEN: Saturdays at 7:45 a.m. from July 13
to Sept. 28
WHERE: Presque Isle State Bark, Beach No. 1
(meet near bath house)
WHO: Taught by Best Fitness certified
WHY: To get you ready for the Her Times 5K and to help you take
the first steps to changing your life (no, we’re not being overly
dramatic...it’s true!). Participants will receive a free 5K training program
T-shirt, weekly nutrition and fitness instruction and guidance, and some
special Her Times 5K insider perks, too (like a discount on your race entry).
STAY AND CHILL: Best Fitness will also be offering a free yoga class (for
anyone) at 9 a.m., also at Beach 1.
REGISTER: In advance at Best Fitness, 2147 W. 12th Street, or at
Beach 1 on any morning of the program.