Though the weather in Columbia was a wee bit soggy, we had a great crowd for the 14th annual Lexington Medical Center Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler! More than 1,300 fabulous females from all across South Carolina and neighboring states registered to participate in this event that raises awareness about heart disease in women.
Congratulations to Allison Paris of Greenville, S.C., who ran our race for the first time ever—and finished in 27:44, a super-fast 5:33 pace. And coming in right behind her was Nicole Dimecurio of Greenville who finished just three seconds later in 27:47.
The majority of women who participate in Heart & Sole aren’t your typical athletes. They’re women who may be finishing a three- or five-mile walk or run for the first time. They don’t necessarily believe they can even accomplish such a goal. But they know a women’s-only event like ours gives them the opportunity to try. And they also know they’ll receive the kind of encouragement and support that comes from hundreds of women just like themselves. I applaud these women for their accomplishments and hope their experience inspires them to make a lifetime of healthy choices.
I hope you’ll join us on Saturday, April 23, 2016, when we do it all over again. Bring your mothers, daughters and girlfriends and take part in South Carolina’s premier women’s-only road race and walk. We’ll be waiting for you with our arms wide open!
Jeanna Moffett, Race Director
Heart & Sole Women's Five Miler