Ladies, this one’s for you!
I’m hosting a free scavenger hunt on Saturday, June 22 for women, inspired by the Badass Lady Gang. The Badass Lady Gang (BALG) is a national group for women with running and walking as a common thread. Run Oregon bloggers Kate Ellingsen, Nikki Mueller, and I are the the Portland chapters’ organizers, so I wanted to have a little fun with it!
The BALG is for women, by women, and is a no-judgement space where talk of dieting is banned and members give unconditional support and “lemons” to cheer on other badass ladies. It’s hard to make friends as an adult, and harder to find other women who don’t care what you wear, what you do for a living, whether you’re gay, straight, or bi, how old you are, or where you pray (or if you even do). The women that attend our runs want to talk TO you, not talk ABOUT you, and want to see you succeed. It’s truly unique.
The scavenger hunt is capped at 80 women (plus I need a few volunteers) and even though it’s free, I do need participants to register so I can match up teams and buy supplies. You can register online here, and when you do, you can make a donation to Girls on the Run or to Reason to Run’s running program for the women at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
The run will start at 2p from the side parking lot at the Albertson’s at SW Walnut and SW Barrows in Beaverton. There’s a short course route of about 2.5 miles and a long course route of about 4.5 miles. I expect it will take 90 minutes to 2 hours, after which we’ll repair to The Growlerie at Progress Ridge and toast each other (so bring your ID and some money). Other things you’ll need include your smartphone and, if you need reading glasses, you’ll want them as well to read the maps.
Remember – only 80 spots are available! So, sign up quick if you want to play. And if you sign up and then realize you can’t come, just email the blog so we can open up another spot.