You guys!!! The Family 5k Walk/Run is now less than THREE weeks away!!! How did that happen?!
I have been at my very worst at marketing the event this year. But, don't let that fool you...this year's event is coming together beautifully and will likely be the very best to date!! Click on the image above to register online now, or keep reading for more event information!
The Family 5k Walk/Run was started by me and my two Besties (Chloe & Emily) in 2010 as a way to get my little business (or idea of my business) involved in the community. I've dreamed of designing & manufacturing nursing bras since my oldest was born in 2008. The Family 5k became a part of my business journey (...a journey that is still very much in progress).
The idea behind the event was to help cultivate the acceptance and encouragement of breastfeeding in our American Society and on a local level. Breastfeeding is so normal, right? Yeah, that's what I think. But plenty of people still aren't supported in their decision to breastfeed.
I aligned my business with Best for Babes, my favorite breastfeeding organization, and all the event's entry fees benefitted the organization.
In 2011, Durango Pregnancy Center (a local organization) became another beneficiary of the event; with the proceeds split 50/50 between the two organizations.
In 2014, the event became Durango Pregnancy Center's primary fundraiser. The Family 5k Walk/Run is now run through the Durango Pregnancy Center (instead of Pretty-Bras for Nursing Moms, LLC) and is organized by the Family 5k Walk/Run committee (which I'm a member of).
Over the years, we've made small to substantial contributions to Best for Babes and Durango Pregnancy Center by using the Family 5k Walk/Run as a fundraising platform. The event continues to grow and is looked forward to by locals each year.
About the Family 5k Walk/Run-
The Event is very unique in that it is the only event of this nature that caters to the entire family. While we do time the runners and announce winners in the Men's & Women's classes, we only give awards to the winners of the Kids' 1 mile. Our runs are less about being competitive and more about getting out and being active as a family and community.
We have vendors and interactive booths for the kiddos, as well as a bounce house. Strollers and bikes are welcome on the course (or scooters or wagons) and Serious Delights provides brunch for the entire family. We always have amazing prizes donated for our giveaway (items for the entire family), and we've got the best 5k swag bags in the state (I'm pretty sure). In a nutshell, it's a steal of a deal, benefits two awesome organizations, and is pretty much just a fun outing for the family and that also happens to have a 5k & 1 mile run!!
This year's event-
This year's event will be held at the Durango Rec Center Amphitheater & Animas River Trail again. The site is beautiful and family friendly. Durango Fire & Rescue will be there to give first aid demonstrations and there just might even be a Fire TRUCK!!
The entry fees have changed a little...This year 5k entry fees are $30 instead of $25 and that price is for an individual of any age who wishes to participate in the 5k run; participants will receive an ever t-shirt this year #WootWoot, and the Kids' mile in now FREE!
There will again be a bounce house, games, vendor booths, and an amazing brunch provided by Serious Delights Bake House!! But this year, the giveaway items are unreal!!! Here's what's up for grabs:
Strider Bike & Helmet from 2nd Ave. Sports
Day Pack with Reservoir from Backcountry Experience
1 pair Men's Running Shoes with accessories (Gift value: $100)
1 pair Women's Running Shoes with accessories (Gift value: $100)
1 - $25 gift card Durango Joe's
1 - $25 gift card Top That Yogurt
So are you coming or what?!!! It's in less than 3 weeks!!!! Register online NOW and find all of the event details on the Event's Web Page!!
See you there!