A fun/competitive race in Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. A long incline in Mile 1, then mostly a flat & fast trail course. Have fun running/walking, .. Parking is available. Donated kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc., are encouraged for SafeHaven of Tarrant County. the net race proceeds will go to WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend). For more info, call 817-265-4578 or e-mail [email protected]
1M @ 8:30 AM; 5K @ 9:00 AM ****
Our racing mission continues to be to produce affordable, hedonistically fun & athletically competitive races, that are technically sound (correctly-measured courses with minimum turns and visible distance – mile or Km – markers), that also benefit some charity(-ies) with a populist & gender parity focus – for the average runner/walker (including the novices) and also for the seasoned, serious racer.
“Sexual violence against women isn’t “normal.” It’s not human nature. Oppression against women—the violence, the objectification, the impoverishment and inequality that women experience—isn’t just the way it is [or should be]. It is a function of patriarchy and of institutionalized sexism, of the sexual objectification of women for corporate profit and of a society that tolerates—and often condones—sexual intimidation and violence….We need a Women’s Spring all over the world.” – WORD, 1/18/12
We continue to be inundated with news of abuse of women and girls across the world (to wit, an orgy of rapes in India; in Steubenville, OH; a 13-year old girl forced to marry a 71-year old man in Saudi Arabia, etc., etc.). March 8th is international Women’s Day. In March 2013 there were protest rallies and marches here at home and around the globe to say “Enough to the wanton rape of our mothers & daughters & sisters – here and everywhere on God’s beautiful, female-male encompassing earth.”, to seek an end to the widespread abuse of and violence against women and girls (grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters and on and on…), with even cases of misogyny sometimes unleashed on female fellow human beings. Here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2013, this race joined that action and promoted that cause. The struggle continues and so the race returns.
Net cash proceeds from the race will benefit WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) [www.DefendWomensRights.org], We’ll also collect donations of kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc. for SafeHaven of Tarrant County [www.safehaventc.org] – for local kids who are victims of domestic violence.
More info — including online registration — is available on the Web at http://www.ASSISTSystemsRacing-plus.com The race flyer/entry form can be downloaded from this Web site.
There’s a little incline in Mile 1 of the 5K for character. Then it’s fast and flat as a pancake the rest of the way. The head will sing Hallelujah! The heart will find it Heavenly! The lungs will fall in Love! The feet … ah, the feet…they will Feel & caress & hug! ****
Visible & legible Distance markers @ Miles 1, 2, 3! ****
Mar 14 0830 Race Against Abuse of Women & Girls III 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk,
Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
817-265-4578 / www.ASSISTSystemsRacing-plus.com
Benefits WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend)..
Awards to 1st Overall male and female finishers, 1st Masters male and female finishers in the 5K. Top 3 finishers in the following age/gender groups also will be awarded: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & Over. All 1 Mile finishers will receive participation ribbons.
Net cash proceeds from the race will benefit WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) [www.DefendWomensRights.org]
The donated kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc. will go to Safehaven of Tarrant County. — “with a mission to end family violence …through safety, support, prevention and social change”. [www.safehaventc.org] – for kids who are victims of domestic violence.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
This is a fun & competitive race in a renovated Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. The course is mostly flat & fast, but long incline in Mile 1. DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS, FORT WORTH, etc. From I-30, exit on Hwy 161. N at the light; stay on R side of road. Continue to light at N. Carrier ; L and go N past Sunnyvale; R into park; Park is about 1.5 mls from I-30. From Hwy 360, exit on N Carrier Pkwy and go SE (or E); continue past Roy Orr, L into park; Park is about 1.7 mls from Hwy 360
This will be the third edition of this race. Complete results for this and previous years can be found on the Web at www.ASSISTSystemsRacing-plus.com, www.runningintheusa.com and other sites
Mail-in fees are $15 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile) if mailed by 3/10/15 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from [email protected] or http://www.ASSISTSystemsRacing-plus.com on the Web). Walk-in fees (through 3/13/15) are $15 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013 (817-461-2281). Race day fees – $20 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile). Plus kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc., on race day. NO T-SHIRTS! But a small, scholarly memento.