A Friendly Fitness Competition... with excellent prizes! Updated!

‘I forget the past and strain ahead for what is still to come.  I am racing for the finish, for the prize to which God calls us upwards to receive in Christ Jesus.’ (Phil. 3:14)

Have you heard about the Nun Run yet? I know that some of you have already joined forces with Team ALL FOR! (our offsite team made up of anyone from anywhere) to make this year the best yet for the nuns... and to train the body to better serve the Lord.

I love a good race, but since we won't be running in Arizona, it will be more difficult to challenge myself without competitors. Not that winning is the most important thing, but for those of us who like a good competition, it can be rather motivating! Lena and I both enjoy a little healthy competition, so we thought we'd spice things up a bit by offering prizes for the top finishers on the ALL FOR! team in both the 10k and 5k runs.

And we've found the perfect prizes...

The ladies at Mamas Movin' With Mary  have generously offered us two of their signature t-shirts to be awarded to the top category finishers. The Mama's have a simple but powerful mission:

Strengthen Your Body, Strengthen Your Soul

We are three moms who love walking for exercise. In 2009 we decided to train for the Columbus half Marathon. Our team walks took place on Saturday mornings and we often talked about how wonderful it was to take time for ourselves. Each week we prayed a rosary together and as our devotion to the Blessed Mother grew our hears became filled with peace and we felt a closer connection to our Lord. We began to fully appreciate and understand the phrase "To Jesus through Mary". With increased endurance and enriched faith we completed the Columbus Half Marathon and called ourselves "Mama Movin' With Mary".
It is now our goal to inspire others to take time for themselves and "Get Movin' With Mary".

A HUGE thank you to Veronica, Lisa and Juliet for their generosity and love of the Lord!
Want to be inspired? Go check out their website and read. Then register, share your own story and spread the word!

How to compete

After the race day is over, we'll have interested runners submit finish times and contact information with permission to post the numbers along with first names (or pseudonyms, if you prefer). 

*  Race day is Saturday, March 12th. 
*  Results will be accepted until Wednesday, March 16th.
You can submit results to either me (my contact info is in the left sidebar of this blog) or to Lena.
*  List and winners will be posted on Friday, March 18th.

We're working on new categories with new prizes! We have received confirmation of donations from
Mamas Movin' With Mary
The Rosary Workout (Peggy Bowes)
Romantic Catholic Tees
With all these great prizes, we just had to add new categories... we'll keep in touch with updates!

First Place Prize: 

Second Place Prize: 

Third Place Prize:

Haven't registered for the race yet? Go to Lena's for more information.

Posted on February 23, 2011 and filed under "Catholic fitness", "Mamas Movin with Mary", "team ALL FOR", "the Nun Run".