Due to winter weather concerns, the Directors Training for January 11th has been cancelled. A new session has been scheduled for Sunday, January 18th. Please see the post below for details.
Attention all Clinic Directors! It’s time for director training in preparation for the 2015 WRA Running and Walking clinics. There are several changes and updates this year, so attendance is mandatory. There will be two training meetings held, the first on Sunday, January 18th and the second on Sunday, January 25th. If you haven’t already, contact Statewide Clinic Director Linda Starr at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know which session you plan to attend. Both sessions will begin at 2 PM at the Conway Regional Fitness Center, 700 Salem Rd, in Conway.
It’s almost time again for the annual Women Run Arkansas Running and Walking clinics that will take place all around the state. Clinics will kick off the first week in March, and conclude with the annual Women Can Run/Walk 5K Mother’s Day weekend. We’ll soon be posting this year’s clinic locations and online clinic registration. Stay tuned!
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.