Alright, ladies. Are you ready to get chased? October 1, 2011 marks the day of the Skirt Sports Skirt Chaser 5k Denver, which is probably the only time of year where you can dress to look cute to work out without people rolling their eyes at you. The race is an all-women’s start and then the lads start chasin’ skirts three minutes later.
The Skirt Chaser is put on by Skirt Sports, which is based out of Boulder. Skirt Sports started in 2004 by Nicole DeBoom (isn’t that a badass last name? I would go by that, if I were her. “Hi, I’m DeBoom, fab to meet you.”) who is a professional triathlete and Ironman champion, when she created the first women’s running skirt. Now Skirt Sports has a full collection of active wear available as well as a mentor system called Kick It Forward, where beginners to pros can register online to train together and stay motivated.
The race starts on that Saturday at 3:00pm with the fellas starting at 3:03pm (oh snap! Accidental 303 mag shoutout!) Singles are given “Chase Me” stickers to give the boys even more of an incentive to catch up. Live music kicks off the celebratory Block Party fifteen minutes after women’s start at Invesco Field for all the supporters and the superfast 5k-ers. For the next couple hours, free food, beer and wine will be served as the racers trickle into the stadium and a fashion show sponsored by Skirt Sports will happen after 4:00. This sets the scene for a sweaty, adrenaline-raging evening for meeting fellow active folk, or a different kind of physically rigorous date night for those attached.
Basically, it should be a blast, and a portion of the proceeds go to Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue so you can feel good about helping some poor pooch. You can register here or in store at one of the Outdoor Divas locations (1133 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 or 2717 East 3rd Ave, Denver, CO 80206, in Cherry Creek.) All of the registration packages include admission to the Block Party and most of them include free gear from Skirt Sports and there is SO. MUCH. to choose from. Volunteers are also welcome; just email Tony at [email protected].
So who’s down?