Annual fun run to take place next weekend

  • Apr. 27, 2016 2:42 p.m.

The fifth annual Only Women’s Fitness Fun Run is set to take place next weekend and with nearly 1,000 participants registered, organizers are looking forward to the event.

The fun run will take place May 7th at River Bend Golf Course and Recreation Area. In addition to 1km, 3km, 5km and 10km run/walk there will be dozens of booths and other activities for participants to enjoy. There will also be more than $10,000 in prizes including a four month lease on a Nissan 370 Z convertible which will also be given away during the event. For every $25 people fundraise or donate themselves will be one entry into that draw.

“It is meant to be a family event in support of Women’s Outreach,” said Val Jensen, race director/event coordinator with the Only Women’s Fitness Fun Run. “People can expect to have fun, fun and fun. We will have lots of activities, fantastic prizes, great t-shirts. We bus people down to River Bend from above on a shuttle because there are so many people.

“It’s really an event for everyone.”

The first race is at 9 a.m. and the last one goes at 11:45 a.m.

There is also a 100m diaper dash and a 500m little ladies’ race as well. MC College will also be on site to give manicures and pedicures as well as braids and dry haircuts by donation. Kids’ activity bouncers, an obstacle course, human soccer balls and other family friendly activities will be available as well.

“We encourage people to come out because it’s something healthy, it’s outside, it’s active and it’s a fun way to celebrate women,” said Jensen.

She added volunteers are still needed to help with the event. To volunteer, email

For more information or to register, which is $50 for adults and $15 for children, visit