501 Life Magazine | Soaring Wings Half Marathon, 10K planned Oct. 20 in Conway
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Soaring Wings Half Marathon, 10K planned Oct. 20 in Conway

The 11th Annual Soaring Wings Half Marathon & 10K will be held in Conway on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event benefits Soaring Wings Ranch, a Christian organization that has two homes for girls and one for boys and one home for infants and toddlers.

Marla Watson and Amanda Castillo serve as co-race directors.

The 10K registration has sold out but there is still an opportunity to participate, according to Amanda. “Due to high demand after the Soaring Wings 10K sold out, we opened 100 additional spots for Winged Warriors,” she said. “Participants can register and once they fundraise $200, they will be registered for the 10K with a free registration! Be brave by finishing your running goal and making every mile count even more for the children of Soaring Wings Ranch!” 

The Soaring Wings 10K (logo above) has sold out but additional spots are available through the Winged Warriors fundraising program. Participants can register and once they raise $200, they receive a free 10K registration.

Marla added that a Winged Warrior can get a free registration for the half marathon or 10K. “By becoming a Winged Warrior, there are tons of great perks the more you raise,” she said. For more information on the fundraising program and to register, visit swhalf.com/fundraising.

TLC Pediatrics is the half marathon sponsor as well as the sponsor for Kids Run for Kids.

The 10K sponsor is Incite Rehab and Reliance, which is also the sponsor for the Family Fun Zone after the race.

The Official Race Nutrition and Pacer Sponsor is The Sporty Runner. Other sponsors include: The PI Company, Conway Women’s Health Center, BancorpSouth, First Security Bank and Centennial Bank. 501 LIFE is the official media sponsor.

The half marathon and 10K begin and end at the McGee Community Center in West Conway. The 10K starts at 6:45 a.m. and the half marathon at 7 a.m.

In addition, there is a Kids Run for Kids half marathon and fun runs. The Kids Run for Kids is a great opportunity to introduce children to the sport of running. It will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center. The events will begin in the south parking lot and continue on the Tucker Creek Trail.

The expo will also be held at Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center. 

For more information and to register, visit swmarathon.com.