When it comes to powerful organizations on the North Shore, the Mother’s clubs rank first over all other organizations, including state and local government! My wife is the co-president of this organization and they are pulling out all the stops to make this the must run event of the year. It is going to be a tremendous event and is open to all women. They even have a “rooster” contest to allow a single male runner that I am saying must run in a rooster costume. Sign up by April 5th to ensure you get the awesome t-shirt. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012, rain or shine
Location: Patton Park in Hamilton. Park at the Winthrop School
Start Time: 8 a.m. day-of registration, 9:15 a.m. start
To Register: Visit http://www.fastchicks5k.org/ to download a registration form for Fast Chicks 5K run/walk or sign-up online. Race Packets can be picked up at North Beverly’s New England Running Company on Friday, May 4th, 2012. While there, race participants can join a raffle to win a free pair of running shoes.
Here is more about the event:
On Saturday, May 5th, 2012, the Hamilton-Wenham Mother’s Club (HWMC) will host the First Annual Fast Chicks 5K. The Fast Chicks 5k is a women’s-only race/walk designed to celebrate active women everywhere. This year all monies raised will support the Patton Park Playground Fund; a three-phase project already underway by Friends of Patton Park with a $100,000 fundraising goal to update and redesign the playground.
“The Fast Chicks 5K is more than just a road race,” says Martha Farrell, a Mother’s Club member and chair of fundraising committee. “It’s a call to action to celebrate the active rolls we women take as community leaders. To contribute to women’s interest charities and to empower each other, our mothers, our friends, and our daughters to lead, not follow. And it’s also one heck of a way to have fun!”
The nearly century old club has a long-held tradition of supporting women in the Hamilton-Wenham community and around the North Shore. The HWMC plans to make this an annual event, raising money for a new cause each year. As mentioned above, this year all monies raised will support the Friends of Patton Park create a new playground for the town.
“We are thrilled the Mother’s Club wants to help our project,” says Emily Sumner, co-chair of the Friends of Patton Park. “Patton Park is a luxury for our town and we want to improve upon what is already there. It’s a wonderful and safe place for children and families to gather and play, but we see improvements that are necessary to keep this Park an asset to the town for years to come.”
Mother’s Club Co-President Jeannine Ryan is excited for this new fundraiser. “We wanted an event that we could bring back annually that would not only honor women, but allow us to support a cause locally that benefits Moms and their families.”
Although the HWMC 5k is a women’s only run, the Club is planning to auction off a bib number to one wicked lucky “rooster” (male) who will get to join the field and race along side of us. In addition, the winner will receive a custom t-shirt and specialized race packet and goodies. To join the fun and submit your bid, visit our facebook page.
In order to be guaranteed a t-shirt, participants must register by Thursday, April 5th. All runners are asked to arrive prepared for a 9:15 a.m. start. If registering day-of, registration begins at 8 a.m. For questions please email Martha Farrell or Ashley Hopkins at email@example.com