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Join us for the inaugural Filly Women's Half Marathon & 4 Miler on April 7, 2019 at 8am at The Parklands of Floyds Fork (www.theparklands.org) in Louisville, Kentucky. Our race charity beneficiary is Women 4 Women.
When you register for The Filly you'll receive your own unique browser link that you can share on social media. Send this to your friends, family and running group(s). When your friends use your referral link to register for the Filly Half Marathon, 4 Miler or Filly Virtual Runner you benefit. If 5 people register using your referral link you'll receive a $25.00 refund back on your original registration. Refer 5 more through your link and we'll refund you another $25. Before you know it your race may be paid for by simply referring your friends.
The Parklands is a systemic, world-class addition to Louisville’s parks system that includes four major parks linked by a park drive, a first-rate urban trail system, and a remarkable water trail, all tracing Floyds Fork, a classic Kentucky stream. This public/private project is unique in the region and unlike anything currently in development across the country—truly a city-shaping model.
In the early 1890s, Frederick Law Olmsted came to Kentucky to design one of his masterpieces: the Louisville parks system. Working on lands located well beyond the edge of the city, Olmsted created a ring of parks and parkways that remains one of Louisville’s most remarkable assets. As the city grew around these parks in the early twentieth century, they perfectly encapsulated Olmsted’s vision of “bringing nature into neighborhoods” as a way of shaping a city’s geography, its social interactions, and its economies. Today, these urban parks create some of the most livable neighborhoods in the nation.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork cuts right through the heart of the last major undeveloped section of Metro Louisville. It preserves a vanishing landscape while creating the finest urban edge in the country. 21st Century Parks is employing world-class designers to express a contemporary and futuristic definition of beauty and function in the Floyds Fork corridor. In addition, there are plans for long-term maintenance funding to ensure that those parks will remain safe, clean, accessible public assets that will be well-used and well-loved by present and future generations.
The master plan for The Parklands includes:
100 miles of new trails for hiking, biking, and more
19 miles of canoe trail along Floyds Fork Creek
Children’s playgrounds, walking paths, and bark parks
Numerous facilities for family picnics and community events
Accessible fishing holes, canoe launches, recreational fields, and much more
Women 4 Women is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the economic self-sufficiency of women and girls in our community through advocacy efforts and focused grantmaking in one of four key areas that enable self-sufficiency: education and leadership, jobs and earnings, health and safety, and social change and the single-parent economy.
Women 4 Women believes that by supporting programs and services that empower women and girls we spark change that ignites passion throughout the community.
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Any group of 4 or more earn a $5 discount or refund on each of their race registrations.
The first person registering and forming the Girls Getaway Group will name the Group (i.e. Sarah's Striders, Bluegrass Runners, etc...) and pay full price. The next two who register and join this team will also pay full price. The 4th person and everyone joining after the 4th person will pay a registration fee less $5. Once the 4th person joins the group the first 3 registrants will receive an automatic $5 refund back to their credit card on their original registration.
Girls Getaway Groups of 15 or more will be provided with a 10X10 space near our race start/finish area to setup a team tent and place to meet up and hang out before and after the race.
The Filly Women's Half Marathon & 4 Miler has course maps available.
Become a Girls on the Run Louisville SoleMates Charity Runner
The Filly Half-Marathon and 4-Miler is excited to announce it is partnering with the Girls on the Run Louisville SoleMates program! Charity running is a great way to stay motivated and maintain your commitment while also raising money for a good cause.
The Girls on the Run SoleMates program raises critically needed funds that ensure the Louisville council is able to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Girls on the Run envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Whether you are participating in your first or fiftieth race, we encourage you to considering becoming a SoleMate. To learn more and register to be a SoleMate CLICK HERE; all SoleMates will receive a $20 credit for the 2018 Filly Half-Marathon and 4 Miler. If you have questions about SoleMates, contact Terri Tucker at Terri.Tucker@girlsontherun.org
Steps to be a SoleMate:
1. Register to be a SoleMate HERE
2. After registering, you will be taken to a page to create your own fundraising page you can share with family and friends.
3. Start fundraising! Share your personal fundraising page URL on facebook, send it via email, and ask friends and family to support you on your journey!
4. Register for the Filly Half-Marathon or Filly 4-Miler race, if you haven't already! Once you do we'll issue a $20 refund of your race registration right back to your credit card.
This is a rendering of what the Filly medal will look like. The ribbons will be different for the Half Marathon and 4 Miler races.