Jiggle Butt Run at UT Arlington

Date/Time

January 27, 2019
12:00 AM

Location

UT Arlington University Center View map

Description

Sunday, January 27

Sign up online to join the Jiggle Butt Run, a women's 5K walk/run supporting SafeHaven (safehaventc.org), whose mission is to end domestic violence through safety, support, prevention and social change.

7am - University Center doors open for Pre-Event Expo
8:30am - Warm-ups begin inside University Center
9am - Race begins. Awards and refreshments immediately after the race during Post-Event Expo inside the University Center.
Awards given for top 3 finishers in each age level: Best Costume, Most Spirited, Largest Team, and more! Walkers, strollers and friendly dogs welcome.
Pre-event party 7–9pm Thursday, Jan 24 at The Runner, Pantego

In-kind donations of clothing, bedding and other needed items will be accepted at the packet pick-up and pre-event party on Thursday evening and on race day in the parking areas and inside the University Center. Immediate needs are:
-air mattress with built-in pump
-twin and queen sheets (neutral colors)
-kitchen utensils
-The T bus passes
-mops and Swiffers
-new clothes hangers
-first aid kits
-new pillow
-hand and dish soap
-gas gifts cards

Leah Brady is a teacher at Miller Elementary in Arlington and is co-chapter leader of an Arlington running club called "Arlington Moms Run This Town." This coming year will mark the group's fourth year to participate in the annual Jiggle Butt Run. "Our group and this run have a natural connection since it's a ladies-only event. It's an empowering and supportive environment, encourages staying in shape, and the fact that it supports SafeHaven is huge," Leah said.

The Jiggle Butt Run was started in 2006 by three friends who were out running and found $100.00 and decided to start a race for women. Its sole purpose is to promote fitness, well-being, and a healthy and positive attitude in women of all ages and abilities. Approximately 2,000 women participate each year. Proceeds go directly to SafeHaven of Tarrant County, and collection stations on Race Day collect much needed supplies for the Arlington and Fort Worth shelters.

The nonprofit Got2DreamBigg.org was established in 2009 to organize, conduct and manage charity event(s) that will benefit the local communities in which the events are held. The Got2DreamBigg.org mission is to promote fitness, well being, and a healthy lifestyle for women of all ages and abilities. Specifically, the Jiggle Butt Run is run by women for women. The race empowers women of all ages and fitness levels to start and sustain a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the support and camaraderie of other women.

$35 through Jan. 25; $40 on race day. Rain or shine.
jigglebuttrun.com