October – a month of Celebration, Support, Running & Giving Back

In Florida it takes a while to feel like Fall – but the races feel amazing when it does! Seminole County Moms Run This Town participated in numerous races and events throughout the month of October.

All Month from October 5th – November 4th we have been busy working hard to “trick or treat” our members. IF you haven’t seen someone at your group run – you will soon with treats that include a junior size frosty, sweets and give-a-ways from our amazing Summer Virtual Vendors.

Starting with Pink Feet on October 11th – members supported Breast Cancer Awareness by  running either a 5k or 10K.

Seminole County MRTT continued to raise awareness by hosting a PINK OUT week within the chapter. Members were encouraged to wear PINK to support those that have been affected by Breast Cancer. Our PINK OUT Contest continued through October 18th. We are fortunate to have a Donna Marathon Representative who is also battling breast cancer in our chapter. Tracey shared her discount code with the chapter for registrations of the Donna Marathon Weekend in Jacksonville, FL – February 2016 . Discount Code: AmbTracey16

Pink OUT week ended in a Raffle won by Nikki and she received an awesome MRTT shoe charm.

October 19th – October 23rd we changed our focus to a GIVE BACK and painted it purple for the week to raise awareness for for Domestic Violence. Our local shelter “Safe House of Seminole” was chosen as the charity for donations. Members sent in items that the organization needs for the individuals supported.  For awareness members were asked to wear purple or participate in the Paint It Purple Program. Domestic Violence is typically a hidden social problem, SCMRTT wanted to do their part for awareness.

Paint It Purple

October isn’t over yet! We are currently having a blast with HALLOWEEN WEEK! Encouraging members to run in costume all week long! Raffle at the end – so put on those costumes! So far we’ve had a “hunter with her dog”, evil queen, a hula girl and a whole group of costumed mamas including one as Forrest Gump!

Want to learn more? Join our Facebook group with the link above! Happy Running 🙂

Cooler Weather Brings Amazing Long Runs!

Our Saturday and Sunday group runs both commented on how wonderful the cooler weather is currently in Semniole County, Florida. 

Each group boasted more than 50 miles by moms that came out to join us. 
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Interested in joining us? Find us on Facebook! 

 

JES 5k 

Source: http://www.JES5K.orgJulie Eason Smith 5K Scholarship Stride

Supporting women in business / creating cancer awareness

Julie's picIn October 2012, Julie Eason Smith, P.A., a local attorney, lost her battle to sarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer. She passed away leaving a formidable professional legacy that continues to have a dramatic impact on our businesswomen’s community. 

In remembrance of Julie Eason Smith, P.A., the founder of the OBN, the women of OBN established a Memorial Scholarship in her name. Two $2000 scholarships will be awarded each year to local female high school seniors who plan to pursue a business education.

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Today was the 3rd annual JES Success to Stride 5K. Seminole County Moms Run This Town participated to support this worthy event & charity. 

Our presence was seen with a booth! 

 

 

And the 3 top female runners were also from our chapter:

  


We were also the 2nd largest team in attendance!

If you’d like to learn more we encourage you to check out the JES 5K on Facebook. 

It’s Best Running Friend Week!

Running friends truly are the best friends! They inspire and encourage you like no other. Who else can push you to do another mile after 15 are behind you with little sleep and hunger turning your tummy? Your #BRF

Seminole County Moms Run this Town celebrates the “BRFs” within our chapter and encourages members to do something extra special for their BRFs today! Is it your spouse, child, parent, pet or the happenstance of a random person that you couldn’t imagine your running life without?
Best Running Friends week ends September 26th. 

  
Source: http://anothermotherrunner.com/2015/09/19/get-ready-celebrate-best-running-friend-week-brfweek-ahead/

NEW Garmin Connect Group for YOUR Seminole County Chapter

BIG NEWS from your Seminole County MRTT chapter!  We have created a NEW Garmin Connect Group.  The new group name is MRTTSeminoleCoFl.  There was another group made, but we do not have ownership of that group so we can’t keep it up and running!!!!  If you have a GARMIN running watch join our group!!!

Go to your Garmin connect account and sign in.
Find the tab on the left named “GROUPS”
Search for the group MRTTSeminoleCoFL and join!
Change your privacy settings so we can see your runs!
Sync your runs everyday to see your progress against other mamas in our group!!

You can do this on your phone as well if you have the app:)

https://connect.garmin.com/en-US/signin

 

We are off & “running”! ~ Moms Miles Challenge 2015

Today marked the beginning of the Moms Miles Multi Chapter Challenge of 2015. 3 chapters of Moms Run This Town have challenged their members to run or walk 50 miles between September 1st until November 30th a group events to encourage and promote fellowship within the chapters of Punta Gorda, West Volusia and our very own Seminole County!

Here at Seminole County we already have miles logged and 14 members registered! We are looking forward to an amazing challenge and are excited to see how it develops.

Participants once they pay their registration fee of $20 begin collecting miles at group events to earn a medal and a shirt representing the challenge completed. There are additional prizes:

* The first top three to reach the 50 miles

* The top three members with the most miles run during the challenge

* The member who attended the most MRTT group runs despite the amount of miles run

* The member who wins first place in the volunteer challenge with Final Mile as detailed in the event will win a free Spring Grand Prix entry with three of the four races included (SwampHouse excluded) ($70 value) and the second place person gets a free Spring Grand Prix entry with no races included ($10 value).

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Medal participants will earn!

 

Today we are also unveiling the shirt participants will receive!

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Run 50!

Run 50!

 

 

Welcome to the new blog for Seminole County Moms Run This Town!

Seminole County Moms Run This Town is a chapter of the National Moms Run This Town entity. Moms Run This Town is a free running club for moms of all types! This includes pet moms.

Social Interaction is maintained via our Facebook Group that you may request to join by the link at the top of our blog page. Group Run information can be found via Facebook events through the group page.

Feel free to check out our blog and instagram pages! Thank you for visiting Seminole County Moms Run This Town.

~Okely & Angie
Co-Chapter Leaders
Seminole County Moms Run This Town
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