Monday, September 21, 2009

Canada Army Run

Finally - it's here....Army Run Weekend and......Skirt Camp Running Skirts!

We designed this fabulous new digital camo print with the Army Run and Marine Corps Marathon in mind. We were inspired by the high tech digi camo of our soldiers own uniforms and created our own digital camoflage print complete with our digital running girls logo in hot pink. The outcome....a very tough, yet feminine hot new skirt print! Wait, it gets better! 15% of all the sales from this new "skirt camp" line benefit wounded soldiers and their families! What a great way to show your surport of our trops and look at feel great at the same time!

Our skirts were unveiled on The A Channel Weedend Edition in Ottawa before the expo openend. It was a great way to launch the new line and announce that sales would benefit the Soldier On and Military Families Fund. The Army Run Half Marathon sold out quickly again this year - this is the 2nd year for this event and the numbers are growing! It was great to meet all the soldiers and servicemen & women at the Expo. So many camo running skirts were out on the course.

The race was fantastic! As I was lining up for the half start, I shared some words of encouragement to awesome amputee runner Rick Ball (we was going for another world record, this time the half marathon distance - he needed to beat 1:21:46). We lined up behind the row of soldiers for the national anthem and then we were off.

It was a great race! Tons of fun and it was great to see all the runners out showing their support to our military members! It was a sunny day, yet not too warm and the course was fairly flat out and back along the Rideau Canal to Hog's Back Road, Dow's Lake Pavillion and back. My legs weren't feeling too fresh after the previous 3 weeks of races, and I struggled to maintain my pace. The crowd support was awesome especially in the final stretch.

Check out the cool dog tag medals!

Rick Ball finished strong in 1:20:44 nabbing yet another world record! What an inspiration event.

Special thanks to our troops & their families for all that they do! Can't wait for 2010 Army Run!

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