What woman doesn’t love shoes? On the morning of Saturday, May 11, I will be wearing two of my favorite pairs – my running shoes and black pumps – all for a fantastic cause. I invite other moms to join me the day before Mother’s Day in participating in the Fed Ex Custom Critical Kick Up Your Heels 5K & Stiletto Sprint to benefit the Access Homeless Shelter in Akron. The race starts and finishes in downtown Akron, at Lock 3 Park, and follows the Towpath Trail. My running shoes are broken in and ready to go! Are yours?
Kick Up Your Heels for Homeless 5K & Stiletto Sprint Schedule
Registration for the event begins at 7:30 a.m., and the Stiletto Sprint, will follow at 8:30 a.m. I have not tried running in my high heels yet, but I am anxious to see just how fast I can move in them!
The 5k promptly will begin at 9 a.m. For those who are not runners, enjoy a nice walk to help out the shelter instead. The 1M walk will begin at 9:10 a.m.
Register for the Kick Up Your Heels for Homeless 5K & Stiletto Sprint
Register quickly for the event through Access at http://beta.active.com/akron-oh/running/kick-up-your-heels-5k-and-stiletto-sprint-2013.
It is $25 to pre-register for the 5K and $30 the day of the race. It is $20 to pre-register for the 1M Walk or $25 on race day. The Stiletto Sprint is free, but you still must register.
Donations for the shelter also are being accepted. A $25 contribution provides 25 people in need with a hot meal. A $100 donation allows a homeless child to receive 50 days of school transportation and $250 allows 10 homeless individuals to receive needed healthcare.
Men are allowed to participate, too!