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Feminist 5K

We are excited to sponsor the second annual Feminist 5K!

Registration is $25. Kids 12 & under are free. Tee shirts $5.

Timing Chips $5 if you'd like to compete.

USE CODE: AFAR for a discount!

OFFICIAL RACE DETAILS: https://feminist5k.org/event-details

All proceeds go to benefit The Women's Center of Wake County works to prevent and end homelessness for women and their families in partnership with individuals, agencies and organizations throughout the community. The Women's Center has been serving our community for over 40 years, providing basic needs as well as support services. It is the only drop-in shelter in Wake County and serves 25-40 women per day year round. Please join us in supporting their mission and commitment to our community.

We are also collecting donations for The Womens Center of Wake County at the race, or email afaraleigh919@gmail.com to arrange a time to drop off with Michelle.

  1. Rolling suitcases or large suitcases with handles

  2. Women's sneakers and sturdy flip flops or sandles, size 7-10 (including 1/2 sizes)

  3. Sweatpants and tops, sizes Medium-XXL

  4. Individually wrapped snack items: fruit cups, juice, popcorn, cheese puffs, pork skins, individual, canned (pop top cap preferred) meals such as franks & beans, microwaveable meals like Hot Pockets, Lays potato chips, cracker jacks, Ritz cheese crackers. Healthy is best!

  5. Bus tickets: sole mode of transportation for many low-income and no income clients.  Current price for a day pass is $2.00 and for a monthly pass, $45.00.  You may contribute money for the purchase of tickets or purchase directly and donate.

  6. Hygiene items: personal hygiene wipes, hand sanitizer, combs and brushes

  7. Undergarments: (NEW ONLY) Bras, panties, socks all size.

 

Mission of the Race, By Founder Lisa Grafstein

At its best, feminism is about equal dignity and respect - the simple idea that women are people and no person is less than any other. The current wave of progressive activism, including the Women's Marches that took over cities all over the world, is a continuation of the fight for equal dignity for all, and an affirmation that if you show up to participate in something larger than yourself, you belong - and that our visibility matters. 

If you've ever been to a 5k or any road race, you have seen support and inclusion in action. Even when you are at the back of the pack (speaking from experience here), everyone wants you to succeed, and they cheer you on. If you show up to participate, you belong. 

Come run/walk/roll with us.

In its debut last year, over 240 runners and walkers turned out for this event.  Kyle Ashe led all finishers with a 19:24 clocking.  Colleen McCarthy led the women in 19:45.

The race begins on Chavis Way at Chavis Park (522 Chavis Way for your GPS) and follows the Little Rock Trail Greenway to the Walnut Creek Wetlands Center, and continues in the Walnut Creek Trail to the turnaround. The route is out and back. There is a water stop near the Wetlands Center.