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Run Paso for a Cause
Run Paso is a women’s running group that was founded in 2010. The group of friends began meeting at a different location each Sunday, and the word quickly spread spread. In the past two years, the group has grown and the women in it have started training together for 5k, half, and full marathons.
Together, the group trains for and travels to races throughout the state. “It is so fun to have something to train for,” says member Michelle Thacher, “We make a weekend of the races, get hotel rooms, and go out to dinner.”
“During our long runs, we have lots of time to brainstorm and come up with ideas,” says Michelle. In honor of SLO Marathon, which is April 22, the women have decided to run for a cause: The Wellness Community of the Central Coast, a local organization that provides free cancer support to patients, caregivers, and loved ones.
Two of the club members have recently gone through breast cancer. These women have children and businesses, and the Wellness Community was instrumental in helping them get through their hardship. “Every penny we raise will be donated to the Wellness Community,” says Michelle.
Run Paso has spent the first part of the year gathering sponsors and donation and organizing t-shirt printing. The women are still looking for individual and business sponsors, and donations are tax-deductable.
Run Paso meets at 7 a.m. every Sunday, at a different location each week. There is no membership fee. For more information visit Run Paso and the Wellness Community.
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