Run (or Walk) for a Reason!

Training for (and competing in) a race can be an arduous endeavor, even if you already have a few of them under your belt. Regardless of whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned road warrior, ask yourself one simple question: “Why am I doing this?” The answer to that question gives purpose to your pursuit and may serve as your primary motivation throughout the training cycle as well as on race day.

We all have our own reasons for lacing up our running shoes, from trying something new and dropping a few pounds to running in memory or honor of a loved one, raising money for a cause or setting a personal best. The list is endless. Whatever your reason or reasons for participating in the Ribbon Run, remind yourself of them regularly and never lose sight of what crossing that finish line means to you.

Every year, we see them – teams dressed in matching t-shirts or even tutus, holding signs or holding hands.  But rarely are we privileged to get to know the powerful stories behind each team. We invite you read below and learn a little about some of our Ribbon Run teams that have formed so far for the 9th annual event:

Countryside Elementary

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This Is Our Destinae

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Team Tish

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Welsh’s Warriors

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Grab a coworker, friend or neighbor. Form a team. Spread the word. Running for a cause is better together.

Take things a step further and fundraise for the Step Sisters…


Our top two fundraising teams receive:

• Team photo at Ribbon Run

• VIP Packet Pick-Up (organized for simple, one-person pick up)

• Special event shirts with “Top Fundraiser” on the sleeve

• Feature article in Step Sisters’ newsletter and on our website

• Recognition and trophy at Ribbon Run awards program

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to set up your team’s fundraising page, by visiting our team siteBehind every team is a story.  What is yours?  If you would like to share your story, drop us an email!