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(May 9, 2008 â€” Carbondale, CO) Montrail’s Run Like A Girl Series kicked off May 4th in Richmond, Virginia. Over 500 people came out to the race with competitors ranging from ages seven to seventy. Montrail, a proud supporter and the first Visionary Sponsor of the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, has donated over $21,000 raised from the event series.
Paul Curran, Montrail’s Marketing Manager says, “the event was a huge success. We are honored and excited to support the HERA Foundation, and look forward to three more of these great trail running events.”
In addition to the original $20,000 donation, Montrail raised over $1,000 from shirt sales at the event. These Mountain Hardwear race tanks are on sale the rest of the month, and 100 percent of the money raised goes to the HERA Foundation. Contact Blue Ridge Mountain Sports at Chesterfield, VA (866-905-2767) to buy a Run Like a Girl Race Tank.
Also, Montrail was pleased to present HERA representative and ovarian cancer survivor, Samantha Lockwood. Lockwood was on hand at the event to speak about signs, symptoms, and taking control of your health.
Curran adds, “the event and the charity run hand-in-hand.”
Do you want to Run Like A Girl? The race series will travel to Pasadena, CA, Portland, OR, and Boston, MA. For more information on the event schedule, race results, and more on Montrail’s continued commitment to the HERA Foundation please visit www.montrail.com.
Through innovation, dedication and personal knowledge of the sport, Montrail has been at the leading edge of trail-running development since 1988. Whether it’s developing and promoting trail shoes, working an aid station or pacing a runner through the last 38 miles of a 100 mile race, Montrail and its employees are fully engaged in trail running and project a genuine and sincere love of the sport. For more information on Montrail and its products, visit www.montrail.com.
About the HERA Foundation
The HERA Foundation is a registered 501 (c)3, whose mission is to stop the loss of mothers, daughter, wives, sisters, partners, and girlfriends from ovarian cancer by empowering women to take control of their health, empowering the medical community to find new directions in ovarian cancer research and empowering communities to provide support. For more information visit www.herafoundation.org. To schedule an interview with HERA Foundation founder Sean Patrick, please call 513.304.5835.
Seven Summit Circle Sponsors: Black Diamond, BlueWater Ropes, Climbing magazine, Evolv, Fox River, MadRock, Montrail, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, REI, SIGG, Stonewear Design, The North Face, Timbuk2 Designs, Williamson Printing Corporation, and Women’s Adventure.
*Montrail is HERA’s first Visionary Sponsor.