SHAPE magazine, the #1 women’s active lifestyle magazine and place where I got my start in journalism, is bringing a women’s-only obstacle adventure race to Austin! I am so excited, these big magazine-sponsored events never happen in Austin!
SHAPE will hit Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park (6614 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin) on April 9 with an adventure filled obstacle race made up of running, swinging, climbing, and dashing. The journey will be held on 3 miles of road and trail, and the course will include stimulating activities along the way. This route will challenge participant’s strength, speed and balance with activities involving water, ropes, mazes and more and will offer alternative tracks designed for beginners.
The Diva Dash is for female runners and walkers of all abilities. More than 2,000 athletes are anticipated to participate—from novice to elite. Don’t feel up to the task quite yet? Two training plans have been created that will get participants ready to take on each obstacle. Already a pro? The training plans incorporate work outs suited for every level, one of which is a do-it-yourself training clinic developed by the fitness experts at SHAPE magazine. Training takes place twice per week at RunTex Riverside (422 W. Riverside Dr).
Each woman who crosses the finish line will receive a SHAPE Diva Dash pewter necklace, and the grand prize winner will win a trip to Aruba. Men are welcome to join the ladies at the after party, which will be held on-site and will be a celebration of the days success with music, prize contests, and other fun activities.
The SHAPE Diva Dash race benefits GENaustin, a non-profit organization serving teenage girls throughout the state of Texas. Presenting sponsors at the race include Acura, Athleta, and Luna.
Registration is now open, so sign up with your favorite ladies at www.DivaDash.com. Prices start at $35 in advance, and participants will also have the option to register the day-of.