SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017
CENTRAL PARK, NYC
Women Run the World™ Relay & Mentorship Program
The race included the second annual Women Run the World™ Relay & Mentorship Program, which honored 13 notable women and showcased the significant role that women play as leaders and influencers, while also highlighting the importance of supporting, inspiring, and empowering the next generation of women.
Each of the 13 honorees was paired with a mentee from NYRR’s Run for the Future program, which trains New York City high school girls to run their first 5K race, build and strengthen self-confidence, and earn money toward college.
Each pair ran or walked a one-mile leg of the course as part of a relay team. Some of the honorees included were Elizabeth Goodman Artis, Editor-in-Chief of SHAPE, Jen Widerstrom, The Biggest Loser Trainer, Hannah Bronfman, DJ and Founder of HBFIT.com, Olivia Culpo, actress and fashion & beauty influencer, Jackie Cruz, star of Orange is the New Black and Jen Selter (right), fitness advocate and social media star.
Amy Robach, News Anchor of ABC News’ “Good Morning America,“ hosted and participated in this year’s event. Amy kicked off the race, cheering on the runners ahead of the start.
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