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BOULDER, Colo. (August 19, 2020) – Headsweats, the leader in high performance apparel and headwear, has partnered with the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon Run Series as the exclusive headwear provider to support female runners during a fun filled weekend of virtual events on October 17 and 18, 2020.
“Running is in our DNA and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon on their inaugural weekend,” said Mike McQueeney, President of Headsweats. “Both Dawna and Michele have a long history of successfully running women’s specific races and we look forward to seeing the event weekend grow with time as it gains traction with the running community and beyond.”
Unlike any other virtual running event, the virtual series takes place on a specific race weekend to provide the fanfare that usually accompanies an in-person race. Race options include a half marathon, 10 kilometers and five kilometers. For women looking to participate in more than one race, the Double Challenge combines the half marathon and 10 kilometers over race weekend and the Triple Challenge combines the half marathon, 10 kilometers and five kilometers over the course of race weekend.
Co-founded by Dawna Stone and Michele Stone, the virtual series provides a unique and exciting virtual running experience bonding female runners across the country. Prior to establishing the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon, Dawna Stone launched Women’s Running magazine in conjunction with the largest women’s running series in the country. She sold both the magazine and event series in 2012.
“We are thrilled to have Headsweats as the official headwear of the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon. I have been running in their hats for more than 10 years and am excited to introduce their products to all our participants,” said Dawna Stone, co-founder and CEO. “We already have women registered from 44 states and its partners like Headsweats that will help us become one of the largest and most exciting virtual events in the country.”
To participate, runners must register prior to race day and complete the specified distance at any point within the day on a treadmill, outdoors or any accessible location. Runners are not required to submit times for the events and each runner will receive a reusable tote bag, a unique two-in-one medal with removable charm, women’s-specific tech tee, race bib and finisher’s certificate.
Although the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon has been developed to celebrate women, men are welcome to participate. For more information or to register for a race, visit virtualwomenshalfmarathon.com
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About the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon Series
The Virtual Women’s Half Marathon series benefitting the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund is one of five virtual events that take place on race weekend. In addition to the half marathon, there is a 10K and 5K as well as a Double Challenge (Half Marathon and 10K) and a Triple Challenge (Half Marathon, 10K and 5K). The series is open to addresses within the continental United States. To learn more, go to: https://virtualwomenshalfmarathon.com/