Women ROCK! There’s no doubt about that! So for all your rocking women out there—it’s time to dust off those running shoes and join us at Oak Point Park for the 2nd annual DFW Women ROCK event.

Taking place Nov. 21 at Oak Point Park in Plano, Texas, Women ROCK is a celebration of both female solidarity and healthy living through a series of women-only 10K, 5K, 2.5K and youth 2.5K races. Proceeds benefit Team Ortho Foundation, which also produces the event, for orthopedic research and education.

“Bone and joint health is especially important for women to maintain,” says Team Ortho Foundation Executive Director and Founder John Larson. “This event perfectly captures the essence of our mission to prevent orthopedic disease through an active lifestyle while providing a fun experience for women of all ages to enjoy together.”

To heighten the excitement on race day, participants of each race receive a beautiful lacquer-and-glass medal, handed to them at the finish line by some of DFW’s most handsome bachelors. Participants can also earn additional medals for completing multiple races through the Women ROCK Super Rock Starlet and Rock Starlet Challenges.

Everyone receives the commemorative sterling silver and sapphire 2015 Women ROCK pendant, as well as their choice of a stylish Women ROCK jacket or carry-all bag. Post-race, finishers can toast to each other’s victory with complimentary sparkling wine and visit with a variety of vendors covering health and beauty, nutrition and apparel.

“The energy that our participants, sponsors and vendors bring to Women ROCK is infectious,” said Larson. “It’s an exciting testament to the region’s commitment to better health and, for our female participants, their commitment to support each other.”

Women ROCK

When: Saturday, November 21

Start Times:

  • 10K: 7:30 a.m.
  • 5K: 9:45 a.m.
  • 2.5k: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Oak Point Park Amphitheater

Register now: dfwwomenrock.org

Team Ortho Foundation

Founded in 2004 by Executive Director John Larson, Team Ortho Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dedicated to keeping people active, Team Ortho produces safe, high-quality races throughout the year in order to promote good muscular, skeletal and joint health while raising money for critical orthopedic research. Besides DFW, Women ROCK Team Ortho races in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, which began in 2014, include the DFW Polar Dash in January, DFW Get Lucky in March, DFW Tiki Run in June and the Monster Dash in October. More information about Team Ortho can be found at teamortho.us.

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