Women Run Arkansas hosts 'Women Can Run/Walk 5K'

Women Run Arkansas Running and Walking Club will present the “Women Can Run/Walk 5K” at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 12.

The event, which will benefit Children’s Tumor Foundation & Neurofibromatosis Research, will begin at Conway High School West.

The course is certified and described as flat and fast, with excellent traffic control and aid stations. The course can be viewed at womenrunarkansas.net.

All participants receive a goody bag, participant award and a post-race meal. Numerous door prizes will be given away in drawings. T-shirts are guaranteed if you register by April 15.

Online registration is $20 before May 1 and $25 thereafter. The last day to register online is May 9. Mail-in registration must be post marked by May 9.

For more information on how to register and for more information on awards and age group divisions, visit womenrunarkansas.net.

Women Run Arkansas, an RRCA organization, was formed in 2000 in response to the need for a state-wide women’s running and walking club.

The mission of WRA is to address the special needs of women’s fitness, while promoting health and fitness through running and walking.

WRA conducts FREE 10-week RUN/WALK clinics each spring. The first clinic was held in Conway in 1997. Since then, clinics have been held throughout central Arkansas and the state.

At the end of the 10-week training all clinics culminate in Conway with the Women Can Run/Walk 5K.