What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with an event that celebrates the women in your life? Run Like a Mother does just that, providing a fun, female-focused race that will motivate and inspire your entire family!
Below, this year’s race director, Rachel Goeden, tells us more about the race, what the course is like and why this is the perfect event for running newbies and competitive runners, alike!
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Can you tell us a bit about the Run Like a Mother 5k?
Run Like A Mother Isn’t Just Another Race – It’s Our Way of Life!
The Run Like A Mother® 5K series is an inspiring, celebratory event involving the entire family. The annual race takes place in multiple cities across the country on Mother’s Day. Each event kicks off with a timed 1-mile Kid’s race and continues with a women-only 5K on courses that wind through picturesque neighborhoods, scenic parks and city streets. Whether you are a mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, grandmother, friend, neighbor or co-worker, Celebrating Mother’s Day will never be the same!
What makes this race unique?
Run Like A Mother is created by women and is inspired by women. We’re dedicated to bringing you the knowledge, motivation and camaraderie that will help you Run Like A Mother every day.
What is the course like? Do you have any tips for runners hoping to PR at the race?
The 5K course is run mainly on the Oak Leaf Trail starting at Hoyt Park and heading toward the Village of Wauwatosa and back. Women who want to PR should make sure they save a bit of energy for the way back to the park as it is a slight uphill. I would also suggest lining up near the front if you will be running 5 – 8 minute miles and seeding yourself accordingly after that. There will be a lot of first-time racers out so be encouraging and understanding.
Are there any overall and/or age group prizes awarded?
Performance Running Outfitters has kindly donated gift cards for the top 3 overall women ($75, $50, $25). The top three women in each age group will receive a FREE entry into next year’s race.
What do participants get with their race entry?
A well-organized, easy-to-follow race with aid. A technical shirt for all 5K participants as well as a finisher’s medal! Run Like A Mother also hosts a fun post-race party for the whole family to experience! Extend the celebration beyond the finish line by enjoying food and refreshments, cool products and services from our sponsors and fun activities for kids including a huge play area at Start and Finish – perfect for families!
Can you tell us a bit about the race training programs?
We have partnered with the BEST training provider in the Milwaukee area, Performance Running Outfitters, to help facilitate our group training this year. We offer training for the first time 5Ker and the women looking to PR! The training plans are available at: http://runlikeamother.com/training/training-program/ but you can also sign up while registering to join us at PRO for a six-week long coached training program. ANYONE can register for the training program even if they are not participating in the race and that option can be found on the registration page.
Does the race have a charitable partner?
Our charity partner this year is the Metro Milwaukee YMCA. The Y continues to do great things for the health and wellbeing of women and children in our area. You can give to the cause at the time of sign up by selecting to donate. A limited number of $100 registrations are available to benefit the Y 100% as well. These registrations include a race entry, special bib, Run Like A Mother merchandise and SWAG provided by the Y.
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