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Grand Prairie , TX US 75050
VERY SORRY. BUT UNEXPECTED CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE FORCED US TO CANCEL THIS RACE FOR 2014. WE HOPE TO BRING IT BACK IN 2015.
A fun/competitive race in Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. A long incline in Mile 1, then mostly a flat & fast trail course. Have fun running/walking, .. Parking is available. Donated kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc., are encouraged for SafeHaven of Tarrant County. the net race proceeds will go to WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend). For more info, call 817-265-4578 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
1M @ 8:30 AM; 5K @ 9:00 AM ****
Our racing mission continues to be to produce affordable, hedonistically fun & athletically competitive races, that are technically sound (correctly-measured courses with minimum turns and visible distance – mile or Km – markers), that also benefit some charity(-ies) with a populist & gender parity focus – for the average runner/walker (including the novices) and also for the seasoned, serious racer****.
“Sexual violence against women isn't “normal.” It's not human nature. Oppression against women—the violence, the objectification, the impoverishment and inequality that women experience—isn't just the way it is [or should be]. It is a function of patriarchy and of institutionalized sexism, of the sexual objectification of women for corporate profit and of a society that tolerates—and often condones—sexual intimidation and violence….We need a Women’s Spring all over the world.” – WORD, 1/18/12 ****
We are increasingly becoming inundated with news of abuse of women and girls across the world (to wit, an orgy of rapes in India; in Steubenville, OH; a 13-year old girl forced to marry a 71-year old man in Saudi Arabia, etc., etc.). March 8th is International Women’s Day. And March is Women’s History month in the US. So around March 8 there usually are protest rallies and marches here at home and around the globe to say “Enough to the wanton rape of our mothers & daughters & sisters – here and everywhere on God’s beautiful, female-male encompassing earth.”.So March is a focal month ”to seek an end to the widespread abuse of and violence against women and girls (grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters and on and on…), with even cases of misogyny sometimes unleashed on female fellow human beings.” Here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, this race – a week later --is to join that action and promote that cause and still be able to engage the rallies and marches. ****.
Net cash proceeds from the race will benefit WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) [www.DefendWomensRights.org], leading organizers for the rights of women & girls We’ll also collect donations of kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc. for SafeHaven of Tarrant County [www.safehaventc.org] – for local kids who are victims of domestic violence.
More info -- including online registration -- is available on the Web at http://www.runningintheusa.com/jeph The race flyer/entry form can be downloaded from this Web page****.
There’s a little incline in Mile 1 of the 5K for character. Then it’s fast and flat as a pancake the rest of the way. The head will sing Hallelujah! The heart will find it Heavenly! The lungs will fall in Love! The feet … ah, the feet…they will Feel & caress & hug! ****
Visible & legible Distance markers @ Miles 1, 2, 3! ****
Mar 15 8:30 AM Race to End Abuse of Women & Girls II 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk,
Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 .
817-265-4578 / www.runningintheusa.com/jeph
Benefits WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend)..
This is a fun & competitive race in a renovated Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. The course is mostly flat & fast, but long incline in Mile 1. DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS, FORT WORTH, etc. From I-30, exit on Hwy 161. N at the light; stay on R side of road. Continue to light at N. Carrier ; L and go N past Sunnyvale; R into park; Park is about 1.5 mls from I-30. From Hwy 360, exit on N Carrier Pkwy and go SE (or E); continue past Roy Orr, L into park; Park is about 1.7 mls from Hwy 360.
Awards to 1st Overall male and female finishers, 1st Masters male and female finishers in the 5K. Top 3 finishers in the following age/gender groups also will be awarded: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & Over. All 1 Mile finishers will receive participation ribbons.
This will be the second edition of this race. Complete results for this and previous years can be found on the Web at www.runningintheusa.com and other sites.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Mail-in fees are $15 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile) if mailed by 3/11/14 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from email@example.com or http://www.runningintheusa.com/jeph on the Web). Walk-in fees (through 3/14/14) are $15 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013 (817-461-2281). Race day fees - $20 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile). Plus kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc., on race day. NO T-SHIRTS! But a small, scholarly memento.
Net cash proceeds from the race will benefit WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) [www.DefendWomensRights.org], one of the organizers of the March 8th – 9th rallies and marches. ****
The donated kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc. school supplies will go to Safehaven of Tarrant County. -- “with a mission to end family violence …through safety, support, prevention and social change”. [www.safehaventc.org] – for kids who are victims of domestic violence.