Running is an activity enjoyed by both men and women alike, serving as an excellent way to build strength, enhance health, have fun, meet people and make lasting friendships.
Women-only races have seen increased participation due to an increase in popularity; in 2012 alone, 56% of road race finishers were female finishers.
Running has transformed many runners into competitive and self-disciplined individuals, which has benefits in other aspects of their lives. Racing allows runners to access an assertive yet goal-setting side of themselves that can contribute to workplace success.
Girls on the Run Minnesota offers women-only 5K and 10K runs in the Twin Cities, with proceeds supporting their mission of empowering young girls through running. You will receive a long-sleeve technical race T-shirt as a thank you gift!
Zooma Women’s Running Series offers destination travel races in scenic locales like Cape Cod, Bermuda and Amelia Island in Florida ranging from 5Ks to half marathons – providing runners with an opportunity to experience these beautiful places while testing their athleticism! These green races give runners a fantastic way to appreciate these sights while simultaneously challenging themselves through race distance options that range from 5K to half marathon.
Studies reveal estrogen as one of the key contributors to women outpacing men in ultramarathon races. Scientists tracked ultrarunning times over two decades and discovered that women typically ran races of 200 miles more quickly on average than their male counterparts.