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Skirt Sports 10 on 10 Virtual Run

I’m a huge fan of the running skirt.

It’s odd but I only seem to wear them during a race. It’s like I’m “dressing up” for the big show. I can be girly yet kick some serious butt…or at least try to.

I didn’t know this till recently but the running skirt is turning 10 years old! It all started on September 12, 2004, when Nicole DeBoom won Ironman Wisconsin wearing her original running skirt prototype. Three days later using her winnings, she launched Skirt Sports, Incorporated.

In honor of this milestone, they are hosting a Skirt Sports 10 on 10 Virtual Run.

Participants can choose between a 10K or 10-mile option. There are three options for entry into the race–with each you will get:

  • Skirt Sports gift certificate ($50, $100 or $250)
  • Choice of special finisher’s award (including skirts or a performance tee). If you register before August 24, your tee-shirt will read “Finisher.”
  • Lucky #10 race bib
  • Awesome sponsor swag
  • Weekly training plan and exclusive newsletter with tips, advice and other fun stuff!

If you refer a friend to register for the race (they must enter your name and email in the registration form), you can earn an extra $10 gift certificate to Skirt Sports!

To top it all off, not only do you run the 10 on 10 Virtual race, but your entry pays it forward to other women who are starting down their paths toward a running life. Each entry benefits the Skirt Sports Kick Start program, where beginner runners are partnered up with running mentors, who have found strength and courage through running and want to pass it on.  Please read more about this amazing program here.

Ready to join? As a reader of Happy Fit Mama, you can sign up for the Skirt Sports 10 on 10 Virtual Run using the discount code 10on10ImIN for 10% off!

Do you love to rock the skirt on a run?

Disclaimer: I will receive an item of clothing from Skirt Sports in exchange for sharing this information. Any opinions are 100% my own. I love a good cause and a good skirt!

My Fall Race Schedule

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Summer running leads to Fall racing.

I realized the other day that I haven’t really shared what my fall race schedule looks like. It’s going to be a full schedule!

September

Reach the Beach Relay – I’m so excited to finally be doing a relay. I’ve wanted to for years and now it’s happening. Cannon Mountain to Hampton Beach, 200 miles, two vans with 12 sweaty, stinky runners? What could be better! Team Miss Fits is ready to have some fun and to make some running memories.

ZOOMA Cape Cod Half Marathon – I don’t know if I’m more excited to finally meet Miss Fancy Nancy or to run a race on the Cape. Regardless, it’s going to be a good time. You should come run with us! Register with code CCAMB3 for 10% off the 10k or half marathon distance.

October

Baystate Marathon – This is still up in the air. I am unofficially in training for it but have not registered yet. I’m thinking this will be my goal race for the year. It’s the 4th fastest marathon in the country and it’s local. Win!

November

Half marathon TBD

December

Honolulu Marathon – Yes, that’s right. I am going to Hawaii to run a marathon as part of 26 Strong! I am so beyond excited for this race. There were so many of us that wanted to do it, that Saucony and Competitor Magazine decided to make it a big ol’ party and invite all the teams. I don’t think all 13 are because of schedules, etc but a large portion are. Since this marathon is in December, with a 12+ hour travel day to get there, time difference, climate change, I’m looking at this as more of a fun race. I doubt any PR’s will be set so that is why I’m looking at Baystate too.

In addition to the above listed races, I’ve got three or four 5K’s as part of the local race series spaced throughout the Fall too. I’m trying hard to not go crazy and register for every single race out there. It’s very difficult especially when you have friends that are doing certain races, the race just sounds like fun or you are feeling so good with your running.

So you can see, I’ve got a lot to look forward to and a lot of hard work to do! I’m excited with where my running feet will take me in the next 5 months.

Oh, the places your feet will go!

What does your Fall race schedule look like?

Training for anything right now?