On Saturday, Nov 1st, Jacob Wells, known to many as “Marathon Boy” collapsed at mile 19 of the Mid South Marathon. Jacob is a familiar sight at many races in Arkansas, whether competing, serving as a guide for blind runners, or just cheering everyone on. He is also a friend to Women Run Arkansas, having spoke at many of our clinics. All of us here at WRA are keeping Jacob in our thoughts and prayers as he remains in critical condition in Memphis.
If you’d like to honor Jacob and show your support, this Sunday people around the state will be posting their miles to the Running 1000 miles on Sunday for Jacob Facebook page.
We’ve just received the sad news that Jacob has passed. He will be greatly missed by the Arkansas running community. A site has been established to raise funds for his family to help offset the medical expenses. Click here to donate to High Fives for Jacob.
Results for the 2014 Women Can Run/Walk 5K are posted. You can find the results here.
Friday, May 9th – Packet pick up continues today at The Sporty Runner (1016 Van Ronkle St) from 11 AM to 5:30 PM. We will end packet pick up at The Sporty Runner promptly at 5:30 PM so that everything can be loaded and carried to the Pasta Party.
Packet Pick up will resume at the Pasta Party at 6:30 PM (Saint Joseph Parish Hall 501 Front St) and go until the dinner starts. You may pick up your packet there even if you are not attending the Pasta Party.
Final Packet pick up will be from 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM at Conway High School 2300 Prince St.
To pick up your packet you will need a copy of your email confirmation and Driver’s License. If you are picking up for someone else you will need a copy of their email confirmation and Driver’s License (a copy or photo on a smart phone is acceptable)
You can still register for the race and purchase Pasta Party tickets in person during Packet Pick up at The Sporty Runner. There is NO race day registration.
The race starts at 8 AM at Conway High School. Arrive early to allow plenty of time for parking and getting ready!
Important! – Online registration has been extended till midnight tonight, 5/7/14 – After midnight you can still register in person or purchase Pasta Party tickets during packet pick up on Thursday and Friday (sorry, no phone registrations)
Here we are at the last week of clinics and the Women Can Run/Walk 5K coming up this Saturday, May 10th! Have you signed up for the race yet? No? Well, if you don’t participate in the 5K, you won’t be able to receive one of these awesome Finisher’s Medals, signifying your completion of the clinic and Women Can Run/Walk 5K.
So click on that 5K Registration button and get signed up! Online registration closes at Midnight, Tuesday May 6th, but you can still register in person during packet pick up on Thursday, May 8th from 1 PM to 5 PM or Friday, May 9th from 11 AM to 5:30 PM at The Sporty Runner.
There’s also still time to buy your tickets to this years Pasta Party! You don’t want to miss this celebration of your accomplishments at the clinics, awarding of the top clinic t-shirt, and especially this year’s speaker, Erin Henderson! Erin has an inspiring story to tell, how a busy mother of 12 not only took up running 4 1/2 years ago and lost 75 lbs, but along the way qualified for the Boston Marathon on her first attempt and is now training for the Olympic Trials! Just click here to get all the details and purchase tickets.
You don’t want to miss this annual race, the graduation event for the state wide Women Can Run/Walk clinics currently underway. Not doing the clinic this year? That’s ok, there’s also an open division for non clinic participants. Just click on the 5K Registration button on the right of this page to sign up.
The WRA Women Can Run/Walk clinics have begun!
Don’t worry! It’s not too late to join – just click on the big red button to find the nearest clinic
To find the clinic nearest you
Food Drive Benefiting Arkansas Food Bank
Donations accepted on Race Day (see Food Drive Table)
Each person donating 4 or more cans of food will get 1 Garmin Forerunner Raffle Ticket
Must be present to win
Top 10 Needed Items
- Canned Meats, Fish, or Poultry
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Beans, Tomatoes, and Corn
- Canned Fruits
- 100% Juices
- Pasta Sauces
- Dinner Mixes
Women Can Run/Walk 5K
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:00 AM
Conway High School West
WRA Pasta Party
Friday, May 9, 2014, 6:30 PM
St. Joseph Parish Hall
Register for the 5k or Pasta Dinner by clicking on the blue “5K Registration” button to the right.