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Join Us for a Free Family Fun 5K on National Running Day!

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UPDATE: The new date for the Free Family Fun 5K is Wednesday, June 20, 7pm at Stars & Stripes Park in OKC!

The Annual National Running Day is the first Wednesday in June. Join runhers and MetroFamily Magazine on National Running Day, June 6, 2012, as we take strides toward leading healthier, fitter lives. Taking part is easy. Just wear your running shoes, grab a friend, and come out to Stars & Stripes Park in Oklahoma City for a free 5K run! The free event is open to all ages and abilities. We will provide free chip timing compliments of OKC based DG Road Racing. Moreover, we will be providing free finish area fluids and treats (generously provided by Homeland Stores)!

This free event is driven by our passion to help our community engage in healthier activities that most family members can do. A 5K (3.1 miles) is a very doable distance – many people can even walk at a 15 minute per mile pace! By introducing a low key, safe and free event – we hope to get more people started on the path for a healthier lifestyle.

6 Great Reasons to Run!

  1. Running is one of the most convenient and inexpensive forms of exercise available
  2. It is a great way to meet new friends and socialize with a healthy activity bond
  3. Most men and women run to stay in shape, stay healthy, relieve stress, socialize and have fun.
  4. Running helps with stress reduction, emotional strain and even mild depression.
  5. Regular runners tend to be happier than their sedentary peers
  6. New runners can easily find a program that is right for them, based on their ability and available time to train.

Want to Get Involved?

We are looking for organizations and companies to plug in and help with promotions, event activities, volunteers and/or in-kind products like whole fruits and healthy pre-packaged foods and fluids. Please contact for more information.

About runhers®

runhers is a women's association headquartered in Oklahoma City.  runhers places creativity at the core of everything we do. we think of each woman as an individual creative challenge and adventure. runhers is built on the belief that women must move to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.runhers purpose is to surround women with incredible information, support and a host of lifestyle solutions as you create your life, your way. Connect via and Twitter @runhers.

About MetroFamily Magazine

OKC’s local parenting magazine since 1998, MetroFamily reaches families throughout the Central Oklahoma area, providing award-winning editorial about family services, parenting tips and their popular (and huge) calendar of family fun events. Reaching over 75,000 readers each month and thousands more digitally, MetroFamily is excited to help sponsor this fun, free and important event encouraging family fitness and health. Connect via and Twitter @MetroFamily

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