Start Your Spring on the Right Foot: Rocky Mountain Soap Company Women’s Run. It’s that time of year again, where thermometers begin their inevitable climb back up out of the negatives and the snow on the ground starts its slow melt. While many will spend their remaining frosty days ripping up the mountains for one last ride, the inevitable cannot be denied: Spring is here! With the ski and snowboard season winding down for another year, it’s time that many must find another outlet to channel their fitness goals and keep motivating all those pesky New Year’s resolutions that by April seem like a distant memory.
So if you’re not taking advantage of the remaining weeks of mountain powder, why not start your bikini season prep by checking out the Rocky Mountain Soap Company’s Women’s Run & Walk
in Canmore. Founded in 2008, the Women’s Run has become a springtime staple for many a local gal and their families alike. Starting out with a meager 600 participants, it now boasts over 2, 000 entrants per year and is still growing! Supporting the Mary A. Tidlund Charitable Foundation’s program, Pink and Green Ribbon Health Campaign
, the money raised by participants all goes to support breast cancer as well as the local initiatives to clean up the environment. To date, the Women’s Run has raised over $25,000 for this very important cause.
Running (no pun intended) the weekend of Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12th, both days feature a variety of different events for both the seasoned and novice athlete, with the big Half Marathon Event kicking things off with a bang at 9am on Saturday. As well as the main event, the Rocky Mountain Women’s Run also features both 10km and 5km walk/run courses, with the promise of something for everyone at any fitness and activity level. Online registration is now closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw on your trainers and come out to support this year’s participants as they stride with pride through Canmore’s scenic terrain. Have a little one? There’s even a stroller-friendly jogging course for all the parents out there too.
Check out a great video on the Pink & Green Ribbon Health Campaign and its partnership with Rocky Mountain Soap Company’s Women’s Run & Walk.