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February 20, 2013

Montana Women’s Run opens registration for May 11 run

Billings, MT — Montana Women’s Run has opened registration for the 2013 Run on May 11, 2013 for both the 2 mile and the 5 mile races. Montana Women’s Run expects more than 9,000 runners to participate in the event this year. To best accommodate the runners, to ensure the safest experience and to help every woman achieve their own personal goal, start times will be one hour apart. The 5 Mile race will start first at 8:00 am, and the 2 mile race will start at 9:00 am. This time difference helps decrease congestion along the course and separate the 5 and 2 mile events.

The Kick-Off Dinner, a new name for the event formally called Pasta Night, and Women’s Health Expo will be May 10 at a new location this year, the Billings Food Bank, located at 2112 4th Avenue North. The speaker for this evening will be Flora Wong, author of Long Way Home: Journeys of a Chinese Montanan and decorated athlete. This evening is for runners, walkers, and volunteers to enjoy the Health Expo, a delicious pasta dinner, and an inspirational presentation by the guest speaker. The Health Expo features interactive exhibits and presentations where women can learn more about fitness, nutrition and better health.

Getting Started Clinics will be held on Monday evenings beginning on March 18 to help get in shape with instructor-lead exercise and stretching techniques. These clinics are free and will take place at the Rocky Mountain College outdoor track and the Lockwood School track.

The 2012 Montana Women’s Run proudly donated $77,500 to women’s health and fitness programs in the Billings community. Recipients of the funds are the YWCA, Billings Clinic’s Women’s Wellness program, the YMCA, and Women’s Cross-Country and Track scholarship programs at MSU-B and the Women’s Track scholarship program at Rocky Mountain College.

This year, the headquarters for Montana Women’s Run will be in a new location but still located in the heart of downtown Billings. The new location is located at 2814 2nd Avenue North on the second floor of the building. To get to the new location, enter through the front door of Bottega Clothing, up a short flight of stairs, then use the elevator in the back of the store to ride up to the new home of the 2013 Montana Women’s Run. The headquarters will be open May 6 – 10, 2013 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

To register for any of the events, visit the Montana Women’s Run website at www.womensrun.org



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