Use promo code “MeSheWeRun” for a $40 registration fee for the half marathon and 10k!
I’m not against running races alongside men. On the contrary, I love the comradery of the entire running community, both men and women. But there’s something to be said about the environment surrounding an all female race that can’t really be explained in words. There is something very special about being in the midst of a group of powerful women, all focused on the same goal. It somehow takes the pressure off the performance and makes me feel free. And I can’t help but feel like I’m part of something bigger. The 2019 Me.She.We. Half Marathon/10k/Team Relay, (which is on June 1st this year,) is all about this exact thing.
The race goal for Me.She.We is to create a supportive running environment where women can feel good about their journey to the finish line. One of the ways this is accomplished is that the race does not have any public timing system. Whether it takes you 2 hours or 4, you’ll get to the finish line, and you’ll pound the pavement to reach those same milestones, no matter the time it takes to reach the end. There are also no extra awards for the fastest runners. Everyone is celebrated and nothing else matters.
The race takes place at a new location this year, so make note of this if you ran it last year. The race will be at DWFritz of Wilsonville rather than Wilsonville Memorial Park and will meander through the neighborhood of Wilsonville, including the Villebois community. You can peek at the course here. The half marathon walkers will begin at 7:00AM and the half and relay runners will go at 7:45AM after some pre-race stretching at 7:30AM. The 10k runners and walkers will leave at 8:45AM.
If you’d prefer a 5k to a 10k or half marathon, get a group of friends together for the four person team relay. This option tackles the half marathon course in four 5k segments. The final kilometer of the race will be run by all four of the team members so that they can finish together.
All runners will receive free pre-race coffee, a t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, and an after party with beer and food available. There will also be free race photos and some fun vendor booths.
So if you’ve never experienced an all-female race, this is a great chance to get out and give it a try. And if it’s not your first, it’s another great opportunity to celebrate the strength of women and lift each other up with support.
When: Saturday, June 1st, 2019. Half marathon walkers start at 7:00AM, and Half/Relay runners begin at 7:45AM. 10k runners and walkers begins at 8:45AM.
Where: DWFritz of Wilsonville, 9600 Boeckman Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Cost: Half Marathon and 10k distance are $60, Team Relay is $220.
Packet Pick-Up: 7:00AM race day