Run the 'Hood 2011 Virtual 5K/10K
Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 1:00 AM to 11:55 PM (CDT)
On Saturday, October 22nd,
we'll all run our own race,
in our own place,
at our own pace!
It's time to lace up your shoes and get ready for the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans 3rd Annual Virtual 5K/10K - Run the 'Hood!
Are you scratching your head and wondering what a Virtual 5K/10K is? Run the 'Hood is our 3rd annual virtual race at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. We have an amazing online community of women and men, and because we can't all get together for the same race, in the same city, we race together -virtually.In 2009 and earlier this year, we trained and ran an awesome 5K virtually all over the country - with all of our Sisters (and Brothers!).We're upping the ante in 2011 and adding a 10K and 1 mile kids fun run, so runners of all ages and ability can join in. AND, this year, in order to make our Virtual 5k/10K feel even more like a real race, we have race t-shirts! Everyone LOVES a race t-shirt, right? And medals? Yep, we've got those, too.
Who can register for the race?
ANYONE. If you're reading this, you're welcome to join our race. You can also invite your mother, your brother, your neighbor, your cranky co-worker, your grandma, your kids, even your grandkids. This race is for people of every age and ability - even if you think you could never complete a 5K, trust me YOU can. Maybe you don't have a 5K near you? Maybe you are scared to sign up for a race? Well, a virtual race is EXACTLY what you need!! You build your own race course, train for your race, and join all of your Sisters and Brothers virtually on race day! Not a runner? That's okay! You can register to walk the 5K or 10K!
You will find all your questions answered, as well as helpful links and tips!
Started in 2008 (because their jeans were too tight), the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans is a group of women (and one man), chronicling their weight loss and fitness endeavors on a community blog. The Sisterhood invites others who are interested in losing weight or living a healthier and more active lifestyle to join the site. These members are able to participate in weekly weigh-ins, monthly weight loss challenges, fitness challenges,as well as exciting, healthy living giveaways. Through joining the Sisterhood, each member is given just what they need: support, encouragement, friendship, and accountability. And in turn, they reciprocate these cornerstones of the Sisterhood. In short, what the Sisterhood strives to do is take weight loss outside of the individual, making it a group effort.