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Top 10 Run It Fast – Club Finalists for Garmin 310xt Give Away

Top 10 Run It Fast – Club Finalists for Garmin 310xt Give Away

When we launched Run It Fast – The Club ten weeks ago, we promised a brand-spanking-new Garmin 310xt would be given away to one of the first 150 members to join.

We got to 150 members pretty quickly, and it’s time now to select which RIF-Club member will win the Garmin.

The drawing is going to consist of two drawings. In the first drawing, I’m going to use Random Number Generator to select 10 different Run It Fast – Club numbers. These ten members, along with their RIF #’s, will be listed below.

Tomorrow I’ll use the Random Number Generator again using the #’s 1-10 (as labeled below) to decide who the winner will be.

And the 10 Finalists Are…

  1. RIF #64 – Leah Harrison
  2. RIF #90 – Marcia Larsen
  3. RIF #23 – Jennifer Lazar
  4. RIF #32 – Scott Lochridge
  5. RIF #141 – Brian Wooldridge
  6. RIF #61 – Amanda Cottingham
  7. RIF #18 – Rick Jarvis
  8. RIF #15 – Amber Goetz-Bouchard
  9. RIF #85 – Brett Beckham
  10. RIF #36 – Bryan Snyder

So these are the lucky ten that will have their name in the hat tomorrow for the Garmin 310xt.

For information on joining Run It Fast – The Club click HERE.

Members be sure to check out (and submit your info) our Extreme Racer Standings Program (details).

Complete Run It Fast – The Club Member Directory

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The Run It Fast Running Club

Run It Fast is a way of life for both beginning and veteran endurance athletes. RIF is open to everyone and is simply a motto for pushing past your own limits to go further, faster, and do more than you ever have before. Everyone’s ‘Fast’ is relative and 100% subjective.

As a part of the Run It Fast Running Club you will receive a Run It Fast tech shirt for joining. There is not a better way to receive encouragement at a race than to be sporting the RIF shirt. You will hear ‘Run It Fast’ at the exact moment your energy dips or you need that extra push to finish that race or set a new PR.

In addition, you will have access to Run It Fast coaches to discuss running your first 5K, half marathon, marathon, or ultra. You will also receive discounts on Run It Fast clothing/merchandise and to future RIF races, events, and non-RIF races where we can procure a group discount.

We are also working on creating a place on RunItFast.com for you to store your races and results in addition to a point system to rank runners to create end of the year awards based on total distance, speed, and other factors.

If you’ve wanted to be part of a national running community to encourage and be encouraged by others you will enjoy being a part of the Run It Fast Team.

Membership Pricing:
New Members: $35 (includes Run It Fast tech shirt & shipping)
Renewals $15 per year

First 150 to join will be entered into a drawing for a free Garmin 310XT GPS watch!

First member from each different state will be entered into a drawing for a Running Warehouse gift card!

Benefits: Run It Fast tech shirt, RIF membership card, becoming part of RIF community, discounts at various races/RIF events and running stores, access to RIF coaches, place to store and keep track of your races, discounts on RIF merchandise and gear, point scoring system for male and female runner of the year and other awards.

The sooner you join the lower your Run It Fast badge # will be.

*If you already have a Run It Fast shirt then please email RIF at RunItFast@gmail.com for a discount code to join (without shirt, unless you want another one).

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Ashley Hicks and Toni Carey – Black Girls RUN!

Black Girls RUN! is Motivating African-American Women to Take Their Health Seriously by Running

Ashley Hicks and Toni Carey created Black Girls RUN! (website) in 2009 to tackle obesity, disease, and workout apathy in the African-American community for women.

Black Girls RUN! Mission Statement:

The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.

The group has now grown to over 60 local clubs across the United States in a relatively short amount of time.

The ladies told the The Tennessean some of the obstacles African-American women face when it comes to wanting to run:

The message faces multiple obstacles: cultural perceptions, ingrained food and beauty customs, lack of a receptive environment or safe place to be active, and the belief that recreational running is simply not something black people do.

Carey even told the newspaper a reason her mom told her she was scared to run that is actually pretty funny.

“She told me black women don’t run,” Carey recalls. “And then she told me all the reasons why, including my uterus was going to fall out, which happens to be this myth that prevails. It’s crazy.”

Often though we are told myths or reasons why we can’t or shouldn’t run or do something we are curious about doing.  Often that excuse or reason is planted within us by someone who is afraid, scared, or sometimes even jealous that we want to do something so ‘foreign’ or ‘extreme’ to them.

Carey didn’t hold back in telling the newspaper another reason African-American women are sometimes timid to try running is their ‘hair.’

And though they often feel strange saying it, hair also impacts activity. Because of the products black women use to style their hair, they often don’t wash it every day. Sweating and then having to re-do their hair is a deterrent.

“As silly as it may sound, it really is a huge issue for black women,” Carey says. “Hair is supposed to look a certain way, you are supposed to fit in this certain stereotype. There’s a lot of apprehension going natural.”

Another reason Carey listed was that it’s not always safe to run through some of the neighborhoods that some women live in.

She concluded though that the biggest reason African-American women often don’t run is lack of an example or positive role model when it comes to athletics and running.

Every community of every ethnicity needs strong women like Ashley and Toni to lead, inspire, and motivate women and men alike to take better care of their health through education and being active.

Congrats to Ashley and Toni on what they’ve been able to accomplish in the African-American community in the past couple of years.

Black Girls RUN! Website

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