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The Her Madison Half Marathon and 5K

To put it mildly, today was AMAZING!

We had an amazing group of moms and their families participate in the Her Madison Half Marathon and 5k. We had moms who ran the 5k, we had moms who completed the Half Marathon (many of them their FIRST!) and moms, dads, friends and kids come out to rally them on to the finish- and I got to watch it all from the front row as the Race Emcee. It. Was. Amazing. I can't even tell you the number of times I teared up. Women running together and LIFTING EACHOTHER UP- friends, sisters, moms, complete strangers- they were all in to together. Chills. Absolute chills. The ladies who ran worked so hard to train, congratulations to each and every one of you!

Through Harbor Athletic Club, we sponsored a Harbor Hill Challenge as a fundraiser for Girls on the Run. Around mile 11 on the half marathon course, there is a much talked about and dreaded HILL. To help lighten the mood, we offered the Harbor Hill Challenge. At the bottom, our amazing volunteers were waiting with strollers loaded up with 20 lb medicine balls- no one wants to push an empty stroller :) For every person who pushed a stroller up to the top of the hill, Harbor donated $5 to Girls On The Run- we ended up raising over $300!

Sooo, basically we all have a running bug now! Who wants to join us? Run Club meets on Sunday mornings at 6:30 am so you can get up, run, and go about your weekend. We aren't training for a race right now so our Sundays will hold an interval run for ALL DIFFERENT ABILITIES! It doesn't matter if you are new to running or an experienced runner- since it's intervals of walking and running, everyone can keep up. We are offering Run Club for FREE with any membership for the month of July or only $5 to drop-in. We are also hosting a FREE Family Fun Run on Saturday, July 14th at 9:30 am. Check out all of the details on the schedule page. We hope you will come join us this amazing group of Running Mamas!

Check out the full photo album here