I am still very much on a high from having been on such an empowering, fun and just plain encouraging team of runHERS this past weekend. I was lucky, I just showed up to run the relay as a Mountain View RunHER. I didn’t have to do any of the organizational work. And there is always so much more work than folks realize.
And that got me thinking about the teams that sign up for Sole Sisters. You are there for each other but you know there is usually one person that does all the work to organize the team. Well, I think they should be rewarded for that work. All Sole Sisters Team Captains will now get a free Sole Sisters pom-pom toque as a thank you for organizing your runHERS and walkHERs for the 2019 Sole Sisters Women’s Race Weeke...
This weekend I was part of an all-female team at the Rum Runners Relay which is a 10 stage running relay that starts in Halifax and winds along Nova Scotia's South Shore to Lunenburg. The relay is an annual event, first started in 1985, that occurs on the last Saturday in September with 70 teams enter each year, usually with 10 members per team.
Our team was named “Mountain View RunHERS” and we represented a broad range of runHERS. From teens that have only started to discover their long-term talent to gals running their fastest times ever and finally to those just hanging on after 30 years racing (okay that last part was biased and describes ME). Our team captain made team shirts that said: “Nice Girls. Mean Legs.” And the...
April 30th – The Sole Sisters Women’s 5K has officially SOLD OUT. While this is great news for the friends and families that are registered we know there will be many disappointed to have missed out on a race that isn’t happening until June.
Last fall we changed our race course from Burnside Industrial Park to the stunningly beautiful course that begins at Graham’s Grove and travels through the City of Lakes in Dartmouth. This amazing new race course has replaced our large boulevards for lakes, paved trails and stunning views.
Our October event was the perfect opportunity to get to know our new course, and it was a huge success! Following the event, our race logistics team set to work to discuss our June event, and that’...
As 2018 kicks off, we're excited to have our Tartan-clad June 2018 race all ready to go, and it's going to be everything we ever hoped. So make sure you've got your registrations secured, because you won't want to miss this one. June 2018 here we come!
Now the reason for our email. Nothing great ever stands still - and we think we're pretty great. We’re pumped to share that in 2019, we’re shaking things up and officially launching our Sole Sisters 2019 Girls Weekend!
Moms, grandmothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, friends… when was the last time you put yourself first? We’ve decided to combine our two amazing events into one, spectacular, energy-filled, tutu-powered weekend just for you. Take the whole weekend, make...
Last Sunday, I took part in the most amazing women’s fitness weekend experience called She Getsaway. To say I had fun would be an understatement! I had the chance to try new things, step outside my comfort zone, and bond with amazing women from all over Canada. I will be helping them come EAST with a camp in Nova Scotia on June 22-24, 2018 (save the date as you don’t want to miss this). ^^ This was my last photo from the weekend and included my awesome cabin-mates. I left She Getsaway
feeling relaxed, excited and energized all at the same time.
A few hours later, I flew back to Nova Scotia excited about my camp experience and ready for an intense couple of weeks leading up to our October 1st race. While the biggest decisions are...
Have you ever done a race to honor someone else? Earlier this spring I did my first race for someone else. With a group of friends called “Team Bethany,” we participated in a women’s only half marathon in New York’s Central Park. My very good friend Bethany died unexpectedly last fall after registering for the race. So those of us who knew Bethany best decided we would run the race she wasn’t able to run. I had the most wonderful experience running the last few hundred meters of the race holding Bethany’s daughter's hand. At 5 years old she had already seen her mom race in a triathlon and understood why we all came to the race. As you can imagine it was a very emotional race for me with many tears. At the end, I gave Bethany...
The Sole Sisters race course has always been good, but this 5K, Quarter and Half Marathon course takes it to a new level.
Our Sole Sisters deserve the best; and today it’s official – we’re done with the grey and have brought in the blue, orange, red, green and purple! Walk or run with us around this stunning new course, surrounded by lakes, trees and our favourite of all the colours – Sole Sisters purple.
As your Race Director, I get to do some pretty fun things. Like last week, I was able to have coffee with the folks that operate the CIBC Run for the Cure in Halifax
, the Terry Fox Foundation
, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
and Team Diabetes
(actually that coffee date is later this summer). (more…)
With our sixth Sole Sisters Women’s 5K in the books we wanted to take a moment to welcome all the first time participants to the sisterhood! As a Sole Sister you are now part of a large community of runHERs and walkHERs.
Over the past six years we have done some amazing things and that is because of girls and women just like you. So you should be proud of your new community. Just think, approximately 18,000 girls and women have taken part in a Sole Sisters event making Sole Sisters the largest women’s 5K in Canada. And that happens right here in the Maritimes! (more…)
For the sixth consecutive year, Canada’s largest Women’s only 5K will be taking over Burnside this Saturday, as 3,000 purple-clad women hit the pavement.
A sea of purple t-shirts and plaid purple tutu’s will be seen for miles, as thousands of women run in solidarity; as a community, as friends, as strangers, as Sole Sisters. The Sole Sisters Women’s Race presented by Soles In Motion
, was created to provide an inclusive experience for women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels – in fact, one year over 24 race participants were over 70 years old! On June 10, 2017, the untimed 5K event welcomes walkers and runners to experience the thrill, pride and joy of crossing a finish line. (more…)