Bring the kids!

Montana Women’s Run Getting Started Clinics begin on Monday, March 18, 5:30 pm, at Rocky Mountain College and Lockwood School, and will continue each Monday thereafter until race day on Saturday, May 11. Getting Started Clinics are an opportunity for women to get into shape to walk or run the 2-mile or 5-mile races in the run, but quite often mothers find it difficult to participate because they have small children. That should discourage them no more – bring the kids!

The Montana Women’s Run is providing a kids’ fitness hour at Rocky Mountain College, under the supervision of volunteers that will keep the kids occupied on the same track where mom is getting in shape.

Volunteers from a number of local groups will supervise running skills and games for the kids.  Young women from Rocky Mountain College Track & Cross Country team will supervise the first session (weather permitting) on March 18. Other volunteers on future Mondays will come from Billings West High School Cross Country team, MSU-Billings Track & Cross Country team, Billings Senior High Cross Country team, Billings YMCA, and Yellowstone Valley Distance Project.

The kids will love it and so will Mom!

This year’s t-shirt design for the Montana Women’s Run has been unveiled. Once again designed by Jim Hein, the image is that of a woman runner silhouette with a trail of flowers, including the bitterroot, flowing behind the runner. The long-sleeved t-shirt will be a coral pink.

Every participant gets a t-shirt but to make sure you have one on race day, entries must be received by April 24. That is also the deadline for Team Up entries and for nominations for the Pat Jaffray Cape & Tiara Inspiration Award. See more details on the Women’s Run website, which is already open for registrations. The website is womensrun.org.