Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Simply Women 5k Rally & Expo

In celebration of the 3rd Annual Simply Women 5k Run/Walk for Women and Girls, we are holding a 5k Rally and Expo in downtown Yellow Springs the evening prior to the race.

Friday night, July 29, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Rally and Expo (held in downtown Yellow Springs at the Art Park on the corner of Corry and Dayton Streets), will feature live music by Georgia Goad of A Shade of Red, a martial arts demonstration by Midwest Martial Arts Academy, and belly dancing performance by Egyptian Breeze. Other highlights include guest speakers and prize give-aways.

Melissa Heston of the 360 Degree Private Training Studio, an event sponsor, is coordinating the Rally and Expo for Simply Women Ohio — “this rally and expo is about getting women pumped up for the 5k and to encourage those on the fence to sign up.” Pre-registered participants may pick up their t-shirts and timing chips. Registration will also be open during the expo for those just learning about the event and hoping to join the fun. Online registration will remain open until the evening prior to the race at All are welcome to attend the Rally and Expo.

In other news–pre-registration numbers are up 50% over this time last year, and women continue to sign up daily. On-site registration will be open the morning of the race from 7:45 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. In 2010, 132 women and girls crossed the finish line. As of today 116 are pre-registered.

Run/Walk Information:
Simply Women 5k Run/Walk for Women and Girls
When: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Time: Race starts at 9 a.m. (on-site registration 7:45-8:30 a.m.)
Where: Yellow Springs High School, 420 E. Enon (at West South College Street)

Bring your mother, sisters, daughters, and friends to enjoy a 3.1 mile run or walk from the high school through the tree-lined streets of Yellow Springs and back to the high school. Enjoy pre-race music and warm-up activities with certified athletic trainer, post-race awards, door prices and refreshments! This is a fun and empowering event for women and girls of all ages. Proceeds from this event benefit programming for Simply Women Ohio which seeks to promote fitness, health and wellness, and a supportive network for women and girls. Registration forms are available at the YS Chamber office and at local businesses or are downloadable at

Come out and join us for the Rally and Expo on Fri, July 29th in downtown Yellow Springs at the Art Park!

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Paloma Wiggins
Simply Women Ohio

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