501 Life Magazine | Women Run Arkansas 5K planned May 12 in Conway
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Women Run Arkansas 5K planned May 12 in Conway

Organizers predict 2,000 women participate in the Women Run Arkansas 5K Run/Walk planned at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Conway High School.

“The Magic of New Beginnings” was the theme for the 21st edition of the Women Run Arkansas Women Can Run/Walk clinics, which kicked off the first week of March. The 5K marks the completion, or graduation, for participants in the clinics.
“We had 1,812 registered on Monday for the 5K, so I feel we will be close to the 2,000 mark by the end of this week and race day. We have 41 clinics over the state with 5,678 ladies registered in the clinics,” said Linda Starr of Conway, state clinic director.

Organizers of the 21st edition of the Women Run Arkansas Women Can Run/Walk clinics were “Loving LIFE.”

“We had 1,812 registered on Monday for the 5K, so I feel we will be close to the 2,000 mark by the end of this week and race day. We have 41 clinics over the state with 5,678 ladies registered in the clinics,” said Linda Starr of Conway, state clinic director.

We have 41 clinics over the state with 5,678 ladies registered in the clinics,” said Linda Starr of Conway, state clinic director.

Cities involved included: Batesville, Beebe, Cabot, Clinton, Conway, Corning, Danville, El Dorado, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Greenbrier, Green Forest, Guy, Harrison, Heber Springs, Hector, Hope, Huntsville, Jacksonville, Jonesboro, Little Rock Fellowship, Little Rock Hillcrest, Lonoke, Marshall, Maumelle, Morrilton, Mountain Home, Murfreesboro, Nashville, North Little Rock, Paris, Piggott, Pine Bluff, Prescott, Russellville, Saline County, Searcy, Sherwood, Vilonia, West Memphis and Wooster.

“This is our 21st year and, as you can see, we have grown from one clinic in Conway to a very large area of the state with clinics, several being close to the state line,” said Starr. “Thanks to all of the directors and leaders in these locations making this possible by committing to 10 weeks of training these ladies and changing the lifestyle of thousands of ladies.”

Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation and Neurofibromatosis Research.

The event is for all ages, with overall and age group awards presented.

For more information or to register, visit womenrunarkansas.net.