Thursday, May 08, 2008

Annual Female Migration On The Yellowstone

This Saturday will see the annual running of the Montana Women's Run 5-mile and 2-mile runs. I've had the honor of being able to help with this race over the last 15 years; and, I have to say, it is a great event.

It's a joyous celebration of women involving mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, sisters and friends. Many families schedule reunions around this Mother's Day weekend event; and, I have seen women representing multiple generations of a family participating. Whether they walk, jog or run, it's a great demonstration of women's fitness.

With an 8-week getting started clinic, kid's focused events and the main day events, it's an event that has been embraced by the community. And, with around 6,000 competitors, it's turned into one of the largest women only events in the U.S.

I have to tell you, when the 2-mile and 5-mile races merge at about a mile, seeing downtown Billings filled with the color of the race t-shirts is a site to behold.

So for all those making the trip to Yellowstone County this weekend, good luck and enjoy. Remember to run happy and take pride in your performance.


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