Wake Forest’s First Hallowed Half Marathon and 10K Set for October 28th

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If you are looking to get ahead of the candy binge and bulge that starts with Halloween (or maybe it’s just me who raids my children’s stash…) and ends sometime in January, a group called “WeTRIsports” is presenting Wake Forest’s First Hallowed Half Marathon and 10K race, on October 28th.

Over 200 runners, walkers, and families of all fitness levels have already signed up to hit the historic streets of Wake Forest in this Halloween themed event.  Training groups have been hard at work since August preparing runners and walkers for this race, but there is still time for you to participate!  Online Registration for this Spooktacular Race is available until October 22nd at http://www.fsseries.com/index.php?action=event&event_id=577 .  The race begins at the back of The Factory on South Main Street in Wake Forest, and the course runs through Wake Forest neighborhoods as well as the Business District and around the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Campus.

Local Italian eatery, La Foresta, is hosting a “Carb-loading lunch” the day before the race (Bonus!!), and there will be a whole host of local vendors providing food and refreshments for the Halloween-Themed Post-Race Party.  One of the goals of “weTRIsports” in hosting this event is to showcase the “hidden gem” that is Wake Forest, and shine a spotlight on local businesses that make Wake Forest such a great place to live.

So you can feel even better, aside from getting some great exercise, the proceeds of this race will benefit not one, but THREE local organizations, the YMCA Community Outreach programs, the Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466 VFW, and Duke Ovarian Cancer Research, part of the Duke Cancer Institute.

This event is being put on by WeTRIsports, a company created by two local women, (career women/mothers/wives/athletes),  Sharon Casper-Williams and Alisa Lycoff-Hinton.  WeTRIsports aims to empower others and promote health and wellness. They offer an online store, in home fittings of apparel and accessories, personal training and triathlon/athletic training programs.

There seems to be a trend on the rise in Wake Forest and it’s a good one.  As the area grows, the number of exercise facilities and options for getting (and staying) fit and improving your health have grown as well.  Getting bored with your exercise routine?  Need some extra motivation to get moving?  Commit to a local race! Walks and runs of all distances have begun to pop up in and around Wake Forest, many of them supporting local charities and causes.  They offer so much more than exercise…meeting neighbors and other members of our community, build camaraderie regardless of skill or fitness level, often benefit those in need around us, and are a great way to get the entire family out.  Try one out, you may just get hooked.

Becky Elms

Becky Elms

We moved to the Wake Forest area in 1999 from Pennsylvania. Subsequently, I hung up my corporate cleats to become a stay-at-home Mom of 2 boys and 2 girls, now ranging in age from 3 - 11. My aim is to provide DWF readers the same type of local "what's happening" tidbits and nuggets of information that I would share amongst my friends and neighbors, from a moms perspective.

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