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About Steena Cirves

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Ambassador Spotlight: Sarah Greim

I'm Sarah Greim from Davenport, Iowa! I had been running for three years and decided in 2015 to tackle my very first half marathon. The idea of 13.1 miles was daunting and downright scary! I was able to persevere with the help of my hometown friends who ran the Her Madison with me as well as my online accountability friend and soul/sole sister Melissa. The Her Madison weekend was amazing! From the moment I arrived at the hotel I knew this wasn't just a race. The party, the energy, and the encouragement was beyond expectations.   Running the half marathon was an amazing experience. My other soul/sole sister Angie found me and ran with me step for step. She encouraged me, connected with me and reminded me that if running was easy everyone would do it. The best memories of that day were crossing the finish line hand-in-hand with Angie and Melissa and then getting a medal and hugs. This is why I want every woman to do this race, so others can experience the uplifting energy of women runners.   In 2016 I arrived solo. No Angie by my side, no friend to run step for step with me. This however does not mean I ran alone that day. There was so much support and encouragement on the course! Angie texted me to check my progress telling me she would be there at mile 12 to finish the race with me. She would periodically text me to [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ambassador Spotlight: Sarah Greim

The 2016 Wrap Up

What a year 2016 has been, full of strength and courage powered by your grit. The ambition to crush goals was above and beyond what anyone could expect. We’re proud of every one of you for your efforts and determination to be the best version of you. Go ahead and put your sparkly finisher medal back on for a few minutes. Wear it proud! The challenges you overcame are behind you now. It’s time to look ahead to new possibilities. It’ll start with you. Your decision to keep moving forward in this courageous journey of yours. To shout from the rooftop, “Yes, I am worth it!” In 2017 we’re looking at some exciting course changes with increased aid station frequency, wider roads, and a flatter course profile. Stay tuned! We’re also welcoming a new crew of ambassadors to cheer for you along the way, from the moment you commit all the way to the finish line! We’re all here for you. You got this. As mentioned in the past, our race is about details. It’s about the experience from the moment you make the commitment to register until you cross that finish line to gather your sparkly finisher medal. Our race is about connecting with other athletes, and more importantly, connecting with yourself. Our team will collaborate to see the women’s running community continues to strengthen through a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. We hope that you will be a part of it! [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 2016 Wrap Up