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Run Like a Girl 5K

  • Como Park 1360 Lexington Parkway North Saint Paul, MN, 55103 United States (map)

Here's the thing: When women run for office, they win at the same rates as men. And when they win, they tend to be really good at their jobs.

  • Female politicians are more likely to say they entered politics because of a specific policy concern, which means they're focused on actually getting stuff done.

  • They are more likely to sponsor bills, and women tend to keep their proposals alive longer, even when they're in the minority party.

  • They're more likely to reach across the aisle.

  • And if we learned anything from Senators Collins & Murkowski in the healthcare fight this summer, it's that female politicians are more likely to have a damn spine. (Okay, this last one isn't a sourced fact, but c'mon: you know women saved health care.)

So, basically, we need more people to run like girls.

Join MSP NOW and The Progressive North for the Run Like a Girl race, where we'll raise money for WomenWinning, a Minnesota-based organization that encourages, promotes, supports, and elects pro-choice women of all political parties to all levels of public office. Register today!

EVENT INFORMATION

Run Like a Girl will be held at Como Park on Saturday, Oct. 7. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

We're offering both a 5K run and a 2.5K run/walk, so the world is your oyster. The 5K run will start at 9 a.m. and the 2.5K walk will start shortly thereafter.

Registration fees include a Run Like a Girl t-shirt, running bib, and post-race drinks and snacks. Stay tuned for additional details around our speakers and post-race fun!

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