2015 Running Goddess 5K Newsletter #1

Welcome Running Goddess Fans!

Registration for The 2015 Running Goddess 5K is officially open. Our race will be taking place on Sunday, May 17th at Lasdon Park, Katonah, NY 5K – 8 a.m. and Kid’s One Miler – 9 a.m. We are continuing with our theme from last year, “The Power of One”. It only takes ONE educated girl to inspire and transform communities, especially in developing countries. It only takes ONE woman to create a resource for other women to find hope and strength for themselves and their families.Race Directors: Lisa, De and I have opted to do things a bit differently this year. Since this is a family run/walk event, we would like to encourage as much family participation as possible. As a result, we are giving you some options this year:
February 1 – February 28 “Early Bird”
(Includes FREE tech T-Shirt! Lower price available for In store Registration only)
In store registration at Cross Sport Woman and Pins and Needles*
5K- Adult $30, 5K Student (18 and under) $20.
Kid’s 1M (7-12 years old)- $15
OR Online registration at www.fasttracktiming.com
5K Adult $35, Student (18 and under) $25
Kid’s 1M (7-12 years old) – $20
March 1 – April 30
(includes FREE tech T-Shirt!)
Online Registration at www.fasttracktiming.com OR In store registration at Cross Sport Woman and Pins and Needles*
5K- Adult $35, 5K Student (18 and under) $25
Kid’s 1M (7-12 years old) – $20
May 1 – May 14**
(T-shirts are NOT included)
Online Registration at www.fasttracktiming.com OR In store registration at Cross Sport Woman and Pins and Needles*
5K- Adult $35, 5K Student (18 and under) $25
Kid’s 1M (7-12 years old) – $20
**Please note: Pre-Race Day Registration On line and In store will close on Thursday, May 14th at noon. There will be no t-shirts available for purchase on Race Day.
RACE DAY, Sunday, May 17*
(T-shirts are NOT included)
5K- Adult $35, 5K Student (18 and under) $25
Kid’s 1M (7-12 years old)- $20
*We can only accept cash or check for In store and Race Day Reg.
Cross Sport Woman 194 Katonah Avenue, Katonah
Pins and Needles, 159 Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco
Since Lasdon Park is a designated arboretum, no dogs are allowed on site and for safety reasons strollers are not allowed on the course.

This year we are proud to sponsor the following organizations:

  • KEEP (Katonah Education Exchange Program) in partnership with Kakenya Center for Excellence – Founded by Kakenya Ntaiya and based in Kenya, the center provides primary schooling for girls from the town of Enoosaen and fosters awareness to break the cycle of destructive cultural Kenyan practices such as genital cutting and forced early marriages. KEEP is sponsoring 37 girls in the fifth grade.
  • Support Connection of Yorktown Heights – Founded by Katherine Quinn, Support Connection provides free health and wellness programs and emotional support groups for women and their families affected by breast and ovarian cancer.
  • The Running Goddess Scholarship – Open to Westchester and Putnam County students, this scholarship is offered to an athletic, high school senior female interested in majoring in the college sciences.
  • The Running Goddess International Scholarship Asian University for Women (Bangladesh) – provided to one girl who is majoring in the sciences.

As an added bonus, De has attached a beginner 5K training program for novice runners and walkers. De’s a lifelong runner and marathon coach so take advantage of her while you can! Please click here for De’s 5K training and any questions you may have.

Thank you everyone for being part of our race and mission to help ensure sound minds and sound bodies for women and girls locally and globally.

We hope you’ll be able to join us on May 17th. Please register starting February 1st, in store at Cross Sport Woman or Pins and Needles or online at www.fasttracktiming.com.

See you on the roads and trails!

Your Race Directors: Lisa, De and Bettina

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