08 March 2011

International Women's Day

This came to me today from the International Association of Women Runners which connects women runners throughout the world. I'm a member and thought it contained some interesting facts about women runners:

Hi Mary ,
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the economic, social and political achievements of women.

Women now account for the majority of runners and 53% of road race finishers. Female participation at all levels of running continues to grow.  Women's races continue to proliferate, many selling out in advance. Female charity runners are making a difference both for the non-profit organizations they support, as well as the running industry as a whole.

We would like to acknowledge all women on International Women's Day.  Have an especially great run today.

Regards and Happy Running,    
Signatures - Bennett's and Gail's

Good for us! Any other runners out there? 
I belong to an International Women's Club here. We're from the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, The Netherlands, and Scotland. It's a diverse, fascinating group that I really enjoy. We had our biweekly meeting today and went to lunch rather than just coffee to celebrate. I had a great time gabbing and catching up after my time away. It's good to be back.
Happy International Women's Day!


  1. Happy International Women's Day. We did come a long way.

  2. And Happy International Women'Day to you too, Mary!
    No, I don't run... but I should! ;-)

  3. I dont run, but I walk lots!
    Here in London a free paper voted Leona Lewis as the most influential woman of the year! made my heart sink.

  4. Munir, Yes, indeed.
    Krissa, Try it, you might like it.
    Lynne, Walking is good and what I did until I was 62 when I started running. I love to run! Nothing against Leona but think about all the amazing women they skipped over and what better influences they would be.


Let's chat.