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Race to End Abuse of Women & Girls II 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk
Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Grand Prairie, TX
About This Activity
VERY SORRY. BUT UNEXPECTED CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE FORCED US TO CANCEL THIS RACE FOR 2014. WE HOPE TO BRING IT BACK IN 2015.
A fun/competitive race inMike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. A long incline in Mile 1, thenmostly a flat & fast trail course. Have fun running/walking, .. Parking is available. Donated kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc., are encouraged for SafeHaven of Tarrant County. the net race proceeds will go to WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend). For more info, call 817-265-4578 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
1M @ 8:30 AM;5K @ 9:00 AM ****
Our racing mission continues to be to produce affordable, hedonistically fun & athletically competitive races, that are technically sound (correctly-measured courses with minimum turns and visible distance – mile or Km – markers), that also benefit some charity(-ies) with a populist & gender parity focus – for the average runner/walker (including the novices) and also for the seasoned, serious racer****.
“Sexual violence against women isn't “normal.” It's not human nature. Oppression against women—the violence, the objectification, the impoverishment and inequality that women experience—isn't just the way it is [or should be]. It is a function of patriarchy and of institutionalized sexism, of the sexual objectification of women for corporate profit and of a society that tolerates—and often condones—sexual intimidation and violence….We need a Women’s Spring all over the world.” – WORD,1/18/12****
We are increasingly becoming inundated with news of abuse of women and girls across the world (to wit, an orgy of rapes in India; in Steubenville, OH; a 13-year old girl forced to marry a 71-year old man in Saudi Arabia, etc., etc.).March 8th is International Women’s Day. And March is Women’s History month in the US. So around March 8 there usually are protest rallies and marches here at home and around the globe to say “Enough to the wanton rape of our mothers & daughters & sisters – here and everywhere on God’s beautiful, female-male encompassing earth.”.So March is a focal month ”to seek an end to the widespread abuse of and violence against women and girls (grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters and on and on…), with even cases of misogyny sometimes unleashed on female fellow human beings.”Here inthe Dallas-Fort Worth area, this race – a week later --is to join that action and promote that cause and still be able to engage the rallies and marches. ****.
Net cash proceeds from the race will benefit WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) [www.DefendWomensRights.org], leading organizers for the rights of women & girls We’ll also collect donations of kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc. for SafeHaven of Tarrant County [www.safehaventc.org] – for local kids who are victims of domestic violence.
More info-- including online registration -- is available on the Web at http://www.runningintheusa.com/jeph The race flyer/entry form can be downloaded from this Web page****.
There’s a little incline in Mile 1 of the 5Kfor character. Then it’s fast and flat as a pancake the rest of the way. The head will sing Hallelujah! The heart will find it Heavenly! The lungs will fall in Love! The feet … ah, the feet…they will Feel & caress &hug!****
Visible & legible Distance markers @ Miles 1, 2, 3!****
Mar 15 8:30 AM Race to End Abuse of Women & Girls II 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk,