Update from Coach Stacy
Wow, 2014 was one hectic year. It was the first year that Sole Sisters Women’s Race (the LARGEST WOMEN’S 5K IN CANADA) had only one race director, Stacy Chesnutt (“Coach Stacy”). With full control of the event, Coach Stacy was able to finally do the one thing she always intended… use the net proceeds from Sole Sister to guarantee Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club (“GGG”) could expand and remained free (all costs like buying team uniforms, paying track fees, race fees, supplying running shoes, insurance everything is paid by GGG) to its participants! It meant a lot of work, but she increased the race and for the first time, the race was selected by Canadian Running Magazine as a must-do BUCKET LIST race! Are you interested in supporting this awesome confidence club? Then participate in one of the races that fund our club: Benny Bulldog Race Weekend, Sole Sisters Women’s Race or the Lucky 7 Relay.
The SPRING session is starting in a couple of weeks (April 8, 2015 – June 6, 2015) and will return to the Dartmouth Sportsplex where they’ll train for the June 6th Sole Sisters Women’s Race. That session is full but we’ll be offering two more sessions this year. The SUMMER session runs around the Halifax Commons at a later time (6pm) and starts late July/early August and finishes in September. The FALL session runs in Shubie Park and starts at 3:30pm from September to October.
To be considered for the program you simply need to sign up for the wait list here. We don’t reach out until we are planning the next session but we keep the names in the order they are submitted so you will hear from us as soon as there is space available.
Hopefully you like the changes we’ve made to the GGG website, we’ve tried to promote the races that support GGG and we’ve even added a SHOP section.
Last year we introduced the idea of a weekly guest speaker; these unique and powerful female role models speak about their careers and the importance of athleticism to them. We would love to add you or someone you recommend to our list of guest speakers. So if you think you might like to join us, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s very casual but it is fun and you don’t have to show up with your fire trucks or your horse but those have been huge hits in the past!
We are in our fourth year of Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club and hope to keep empowering and encouraging Gazelles throughout Halifax/Dartmouth. I don’t even refer to Girls Gone Gazelle as a run club as much as I call it a confidence club. It makes me very happy to think that we’ve coached over 200 girls aged 8-13 in the Halifax area that are confident, physically active and totally embrace my favorite slogan: “I don’t chase boys, I pass them!”