A Special Nod to the Maritimes

After winning accolades for being a bucket list race, having the largest tutu-run, the best medals, the most innovative race initiatives and finally as the largest women’s 5K in Canada we knew we had to celebrate the sixth year of our event with something special. So last year we hatched the plan to give Sole Sisters a kilt (as a special nod to the Maritimes) in their race kit.
 
In earnest we started researching styles, fabric and most importantly we started running and racing in a kilt to see how it felt and what folks thought when they saw it.  Unfortunately I made a few observations pretty quickly that I didn’t like. My kilt (and it was a sport version made with technical material) was too warm, It impeded my natural running stride and when I leapt for photos it bunched up in an unattractive way.
 
Knowing I wouldn’t give a kilt that was uncomfortable I came up with a compromise that feels like it was actually the best choice all along.  We are keeping our beloved tutu but adding tartan to it.
 
The response to this year’s tutu has been so strong that we actually added tartan to our finish medals too! We’ve never loved the maritimes more!
 

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