Detroit Women's Half Marathon and 5k Giveaway! | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Have you ever run a women’s only race?  Let me tell you, there’s nothing quite like it. Back in April 2014, I ran my first women’s only half marathon and I was HOOKED.  I hadn’t planned on running but met so many first time half-marathon and 5k’ers while working at the expo that I absolutely wanted to be a part of the race.  The camaraderie and encouragement from running with a group of women was infectious.

Fast forward a few months.  The lovely race directors of the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5k have given me the chance to run my second women’s only race on September 21, 2014 and one of you lucky Shrinking Jeans readers gets to run too!

sneak peak at the bling!

The Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5k was a huge success in their inaugural year last year and they have even more planned for 2014.  In addition to the 13.1 and 5k races on beautiful Belle Isle, this year women can “Run the D” as a virtual race!   All virtual racers will receive the same swag as race-day participants, including a super soft t-shirt, bib number, and the coolest medal in the D, but they can choose the time and place.  Perfect if you aren’t local to the Mitten State!

As part of the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5k, runners will be helping to support women’s heart health.  This year’s charity partner is Go Red for Women, an initiative to empower women to take charge of their heart health.  Because the women behind the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5k are so passionate about women’s heart health, they are profiling Heart Heroes on their website.  What is a Heart Hero?

“A Heart Hero is a woman who has come back from a heart issue, taken control of her health and refuses to let it stop her.  She approaches life with passion and strength, as she knows too well how short it can be.  She embraces a healthy lifestyle and she teaches and helps others in their quest to get healthy. A Heart Hero knows the risk factors for Heart Disease and Stroke, she takes action to minimize the risk and she educates others.  She isn’t perfect, she might not be fast, but she is determined.” – source

Are you or do you know someone who is a Heart Hero?  The Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5k is looking for a Virtual Heart Hero from Shrinking Jeans!  If selected, the Virtual Heart Hero will also receive an entry to the virtual race of her choice.  Please go here for more info and to apply!

Do you want to run “with” me as part of Virtual Team Shrinking Jeans?  The Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5k has given me one entry to the virtual race of the winners choice (or, if you want to run the actual race, that would work too!).  Enter through the Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5k Giveaway rafflecopter contest below.  After the race, I would love to come back and have our winner tell us about her race!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you’d rather not wait to see if you’ve won and would like to join our team, you may register here and use the code  runningshrinkingjeans for a 10% discount on registration of any race distance, race-day or virtual.

Legal stuff: The contest will be open from Monday, July 14, 2014 through Sunday July 20, 2014, with the winner announced here and emailed by the 22nd.  If I don’t hear from the winner by the 25th, a new winner will be selected.  The winner takes all responsibility in racing and making sure they are trained properly. You will be signing a waiver when you register 🙂  If you choose to run the actual race, all transportation and lodging will be the responsibility of the winner.  This contest is for a complementary entry ONLY.

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