We’re getting closer to the Iron Horse Half Marathon!
This race holds a special place in my heart for many reasons. It was a day after the first LRL group run EVER and it is the first race that had a LexRunLadies presence. It is the first race where I started to feel like a part of the local running community. You can read race reports from me, Kelly, and Erin. We also run the course frequently so it just sorta feels like home out there.
After the group we had at Run the Bluegrass, I’m really excited to see what kind of group we’ll have at the Iron Horse. There are a few different ways you can be a part of the day:
- Run! Although it is a little late to start training now… If you’re on the fence about registering, but know you should because you’ve been training for it (I know who you are!), just go ahead and register already! I’m so excited about the group that will be running. And if you just register already we’ll find you some friends to run the race with. For those of you who haven’t been out there yet, keep an eye on the schedule.We’ll be back out there training a time or two before the race.
- Volunteer! Just like at Run the Bluegrass, we’ll have a LexRunLadies water station. Our girl Lydia is gonna be our volunteer contact. We need 10-12 people, but the more the merrier. I can’t tell you how important aid stations are on a course. Runners like water. And also the people that give it to us.
- Cheer! The Iron Horse course isn’t a really easy one. Cheerers are highly appreciated. I still remember stopping to hug a lady cheering at the first Iron Horse. If you want to be there but aren’t able to volunteer, come out and cheer for your Ladies and Dudes. Besides, I’ll need someone to carry the Big Hand.
The best part? I’m in the final stages of designing a LexRunLadies shirt for the race! It will say Iron Horse Half Marathon on the front and will have our logo on the back. (I’d share if it were complete, but it isn’t.) These shirts are available for anyone, but it would be great if we could get lots of us -runners, volunteers, and cheerleaders – in the same shirt. I’d love for us to be able to recognize each other out there!
The shirts are grey with purple text and graphics. They are tech and women’s sizes. I do not have a size chart (and I’ve looked for one extensively), but I typically wear a medium in women’s tech, and my sample medium fits great. A medium is all I have, though.
Click here for the order form. They are $25. And they will be absolutely adorable. Trust me. Orders and payment must be received by September 12th.
If you are interested in volunteering at the water station, email me at LexRunLadies@gmail.com and we’ll get your info to the volunteer coordinator.
And first request gets the Big Hand!