(March 2008 — Carbondale, CO) Montrail’s Run Like a Girl Series teams up with the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation for four races May – September, 2008. A women-only trail race aimed to attract urban women begins in Virginia, empowering and inspiring women across the country to Run Like A Girl. All proceeds will benefit the HERA Foundation for ovarian cancer research and awareness initiatives.
The Portland Run Like A Girl event was so successful in 2007 that this year Montrail expanded the event to a US tour. Four cities, four races, thousands of women. The first of these 8K-trail races begins on May 4th in Richmond, VA. This non-ultra, urban trail run is for experienced trail runners and newcomers alike. From Richmond, the event travels to Los Angeles, CA June 21st; Portland, OR July 13th; and Boston, MA September 7th and is open to all ages and abilities.
“We found HERA to be the ideal cause to be the beneficiary of our all-women’s trail running races,” says Paul Curran, Montrail Marketing Manager. “As a company, we are committed to improving women’s health through outdoor activity. We support HERA’s mission to stop the loss of women and girls from ovarian cancer.”
Estimated to have more than 6,000 families and spectators, the races and their causes will reach over 2 million people.
The entry fee is $30. Online registration at www.active.com. For more information on the event, visit www.montrail.com/runlikeagirl.
Montrail has been a long-time supporter of the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation. With the Run Like A Girl partnership, Montrail becomes HERA’s first Visionary Sponsor. This underscores their commitment to creating better lives for women of all ages.
About MontrailThrough innovation, dedication and personal knowledge of the sport, Montrail has been at the leading edge of the trail running development since 1988. Whether it’s developing and promoting trail shoes, working an aid station, or pacing a runner through the last 38 miles of a 100 mile race, Montrail and its employees are fully engaged in trail rung and project a genuine and sincere love of the sport. For more information on Montrail and its products, visit www.montrail.com.
About the HERA FoundationThe HERA Foundation is a registered 501 (c)3, whose mission is to stop the loss of mothers, daughter, wives, sisters, partners, and girlfriends from ovarian cancer by empowering women to take control of their health, empowering the medical community to find new directions in ovarian cancer research and empowering communities to provide support. For more information visit www.herafoundation.org. To schedule an interview with HERA Foundation founder Sean Patrick, please call 513.304.5835.
Event Sponsors: Back In Motion, Jaamba Juice, Luna Bar, Nuun Hydration, Sunrise Bagels, and Starbucks.
HERA Seven Summit Circle Sponsors: Black Diamond, BlueWater Ropes, Climbing Magazine, Evolv, Fox River, MadRock, Montrail, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, REI, SIGG, Stonewear Design, The Northface, and Williamson Printing Corporation.