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Enjoy a fun evening with social time, drinks, dinner, and a captivating presentation. Our keynote speaker for this year will be Abbey D'Agostino Cooper, professional runner and and recipient of the Rio Olympics 2016 Fair Play Award.
Space is limited, so sign up before it's too late! Registration will remain open until February 17 or until all 100 spots have been taken. The event will be held at:
Bermuda Run Country Club
324 Bermuda Run Dr.
Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Veggie options will be available for dinner.
If spots are still available, the price at the door will be $45 per person - members and non-members.
Social from 6:00 - 7:00pm
Dinner at 7:00pm
Speaker at 7:45pm
There will be a social fun run with the speaker at an easy pace on Saturday morning, Feb. 19. Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the courtyard outside of Dough Joe's at Reynolda Village. There is no charge for the fun run and everyone is welcome to join us.
Abbey's talk is called "Running on Grit & Grace" and will reflect on her experience in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She will address how she has navigated the long journey back to health, ultimately leading to last year's U.S. Olympic Trials for Tokyo. The years since Rio challenged her more than anticipated, and the two common threads that carried her through the valleys were, and still are: grit & grace.
Professional track athlete for @newbalance.
2016 🇺🇸Olympian, 5000m
7x DI NCAA Champ
Abbey D'Agostino Cooper is an American middle- and long-distance runner. Cooper is the most decorated Ivy League athlete in track and field and cross country running. She is the first Dartmouth female distance runner to win an NCAA title. She won a total of seven NCAA titles (1 – cross country; 4 – indoor track; 2 – outdoor track) in her career. In 2014, she became a professional runner for New Balance.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she received considerable international media attention following an incident during a 5000m heat in which both she and New Zealander Nikki Hamblin fell. The two women helped each other finish the race and were allowed to compete in the final; however, Cooper had suffered a torn anterior crucial ligament and meniscus and wasn't able to participate further. Both athletes were praised for their sportsmanship and "Olympic spirit", and were subsequently awarded the Rio 2016 Fair Play Award by the International Fair Play Committee.
- IG & Twitter: @abbey_dags
- FB: Athlete Page "Abbey D'Agostino Cooper"
- Blog: https://www.runningwithheart.org/blog
We ask everyone to comply with state and local regulations and the advice of public health officials. At the moment, face coverings are optional in Bermuda Run for people who are fully vaccinated. Anyone that is not fully vaccinated should wear a face covering for indoor activities except when eating or drinking.
We will continue to monitor conditions and update our COVID precautions if necessary closer to the event.
Full refunds are available if you register in advance, but cancel by Feb. 15.
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