Notorious 5K – Why Racing will honor RBG and raise funds for Girls on the Run

If you’re on my wavelength, you’ll see the appeal in running the Notorious 5k race. This event, put on by Why Racing Events, which will highlight a different notorious woman each year and raise money for Girls on the Run. You’ll also probably really appreciate the RBG-themed race shirt, the Notorious buff and sticker, and medal featuring a quote from the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg. This year will again highlight RBG, who most of us probably know as a a Supreme Court Justice who was instrumental for Women’s Rights throughout her entire career – a pioneer and leader that we should all strive to emulate.

The race is scheduled virtually for March 15 (the birthday of our favorite Justice), and organizers invite you to knock out 20 push-ups before or after your 5k just like RBG.


Registration can be found online here for $50 and includes all the goodies below:

Participants can also raise additional funds for Girls on the Run, which inspires ALL girls to build confidence and make intentional decisions while fostering care and compassion for themselves and others. Trained coaches use physical activity and dynamic discussions to build social, emotional, and physical skills in every girl while encouraging healthy habits for life.

There is a Portland/Vancouver area race packet pick-up (to divert more funds to Girls Inc.) on Friday, March 12 at the Vancouver Foot Traffic location at 305 SE Chkalov Drive in Vancouver, Wash. You can also have your packet mailed to you as part of the registration process at no additional fee if you’re 25-ish miles or more from the metro area.

Participants are invited to upload race results, photos, and videos and share their energy on social media using #Notorious5K and #RBGSTRONG. So run solo or safely with your running buddies, and celebrate the power of being notorious!


About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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