Girls With Grit 100k for $100k Run in Yakima

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  • Girls With Grit 100k for $100k Run


    On October 9th, I will begin the 100k at the NICU entrance at Yakima Valley Memorial and then will wind my way up to the Cowiche Conservancy Uplands trailhead. From there, I'll hop onto those trails and make my way over to the Summitview Trailhead where I will then pop over to Rocky Top. Up and over Cowiche Mountain, I'll find myself at the CCC Snow Mountain Ranch trailhead. After some backroad running to Tieton, I'll run through town, then down the grade into Naches. After running through the town of Naches, I'll take the Yakima Greenway to Mapleway where I will head over to Selah. After a jaunt through Selah's town center, I'll make my way back to the Greenway. At Yakima Ave, I'll run through much of the city's center, and then will wind my way through town until I end my 100k at Children's Village.

    We plan to have mini-festivals at each town that we run through (Tieton, Naches, Selah + Downtown Yakima), with food trucks, a few vendors and a donation table where our community can help us to reach our goal. These towns will also be my major aid stations as well where I'll get a few minutes to fuel up before I carry on with my mission.

    You can also donate and run portions of this event with me -- I know I will thoroughly enjoy the company.

    Why did I get involved in this? Our first child, Ryder, spent time in the NICU, and I can never, ever truly repay the nurses, doctors and staff that took care of him when Andy and I couldn't. As a mother, I see the crucial importance of supporting ALL of our pediatric programs in Yakima -- and I want to do whatever I can to help these programs be the very best that they can be... for our children, for our families and for our entire community.

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