When I got home I did some research and found out about this race on Saturday, which includes a running skirt with the price of the registration - part of the proceeds from the race are going to research for childhood cancer so of course that is another big selling point for me!
At the moment I am feeling nervous anticipation. This is my first 5K in years and although I ran for 35 minutes on Wednesday, I am still nervous. Of course I want to do something with this energy. I feel compelled to exercise, running is not an option but I feel like moving! I know I should rest so I am just going to count down the minutes until I pick up my race packet this afternoon. In the meantime, I will tell you about the race - it is called the Skirt Chaser 5K.
The Skirt Chaser is a 5k race series that was founded by Nicole DeBroom, a well-known triathlete and creator of Skirt Sports, a fitness apparel company for women. The biggest seller is the fitness skirt - yes, running in a skirt! Tomorrow I will join thousands of other women running in skirts. This is the one that I am going to wear.
Isn't it cute? I don't like to wear shorts when I run so this is a great alternative for me. I purchased this one(kinda defeats the purpose of running the race for the skirt, right?) because I wasn't sure how short the registration skirt was going to be. Since I'm a bit shy about my legs, I decided to get the capri skirt for my personal comfort.
In this race all of the women get a 3 minute head start on the men and the first person to cross the finish line wins $500. I am not delusional enough to believe I have a chance in hell of winning, a win for me means running the entire 3.1 miles, but I do hope with a three minute lead a woman does win the race. Once we cross the finish line we will be treated to a block party with food, drinks and entertainment. I cannot wait!
This race is a series and may be coming to a town near you - you can check the website for more information. After the race I will let you know how I did and how I liked running in a skirt. Wish me luck!