Women Run Arkansas Running Club, an RRCA organization, was formed in 2000 in response to the need for a statewide women’s running and walking club.
The mission of WRA is to address the special needs of women’s fitness, while promoting health and fitness through running and walking.
WRA helps women get moving…WRA is the organizing force behind FREE run/walk clinics for women, which are held for 10 weeks each spring. The first clinic was held in Conway, Arkansas in 1997. Since the first clinic of 75 women in 1997; to over 40 Clinics State wide in 2012 and over 4000 ladies, the clinics have impacted women’s health!
The clinics are designed to meet the needs of all ability levels. From beginning walkers and runners, to intermediate and advanced runners with specific training goals, No one is left out! Training groups are lead by past clinic participants who give back by volunteering their time and talent to lead other women. Training plans have been tweaked for each category in order to increase strength and endurance and prevent injury.
The clinics culminate with a women’s 5K run/walk in Conway, AR. It is an inspiring race, with some runners and walkers completing their first competitive event, while participants from previous clinics and races return to compete and cheer on their sister athletes.
WRA keeps women moving…WRA members stay motivated after the race through a runner/walker network where women in cities across Arkansas are connected with other women runners/walkers in their area.
WRA members are also entitled to purchase WRA apparel and receive a 10% discount at The Sporty Runner, an athletic shop in Conway which carries a wide variety of women’s running and walking clothing and footwear. Gearhead Outfitters in Jonesboro also offers club members a 10% discount.
WRA encourages its members… Our diverse membership includes elite runners, teens, mothers, as well as more mature women. In other words, all women fit into WRA!
We understand that women work hard to balance their many responsibilities. After all, we’re women, too! We want to help our members make fitness a priority while maintaining a healthy balance in their lives. Having fun and forming lasting friendships is an important aspect of our group.
Benefits of WRA Membership include:
- Free clinics across the state
- Annual women only 5K
- WRA apparel
- Grand Prix Racing
- RRCA Running Magazine Subscription