I have been blessed to be a brand ambassador for several amazing organizations! But there is something about being a Gildan Esprit de She ambassador, it means a lot to me.
It wasn’t all that long ago that I didn’t run at all. And then, I fell in love with it and couldn’t get enough. I remember my first destination race was the 2014 Chicago Esprit de She because I loved everything the series stood for. After running three EDS races in 2014, all I wanted was to be an ambassador for the series. I wanted to spread the joy that Esprit de She brought to me.
When I was accepted as an Esprit de She ambassador last year I was beyond honored! But more importantly, I was humbled because they took a chance on someone who hadn’t been running all that long. There are EDS ambassadors who are on their umpteenth marathon, I was no where near that.
Gildan Esprit de She has helped me to strive to be better. I want women who are interested in running but are nervous to start, know they can do it! That is what Esprit de she is all about! I am living proof that you can go from the couch to being an ambassador for a running series!
If any of you ladies want to participate in such an empowering racing series you can use my ambassador code (GEDS16AMB002) for $5 off your entry!
The 2016 Gildan Esprit de She events are:
Woodlands 5K/10K (TX) | April 21
Tempe 5K/Du/Tri (AZ) | May 8
Cary 5K/10K (NC) | May 12
Lakeville Du/Tri (MN) | May 22
Naperville Tri (IL) | June 12
Chicago 5K/10K (IL) | July 21
Maple Grove 5K/Fitness Jam (MN) | August 4
San Diego Du/Tri (CA) | October 16
Atlanta 5K/10K (GA) | November 3
When you register you get:
- An official Mondetta race performance tank for running races or an official Moxie Cycling sweetheart jersey
- Personalized race bib if registered date indicated for each race
- Gift bag
- Finisher’s medal with removable charm (races only)
- Two complimentary drinks at our signature Bubbly Bar (21 and over only) (Some locations will have coffee bars instead of Bubbly Bar)
- Healthy post-race eats
- Access to our Panasonic Beauty Bar powered by LifeSpa with complimentary massage, mini manicures and hair braiding
- Professional event timing and live results messaging to track and promote your race success (5K only)
- Invitation to join Finish Line Training from Life Time Run
- Award necklaces will be presented to the top three overall 5K finishers as well as the top three finishers in each age group
Also, at the Maple Grove event there is going to be a Fitness Jam. Here are the details:
Plan for some fun Thursday night fitness with the Gildan Esprit de She Maple Grove Fitness Jam! Women will choose from three different group fitness options to participate in a 45 minute premium class taught by some of the best instructors around!
OPTION 1: ZUMBA
Whether you have two left feet or you can shake it like Beyoncé, everyone is invited to the Latin dance party! Experience an exhilarating pulse of music so irresistible you can’t help but move your hips to the beat.
This Zumba dance class is so much fun, you’ll have to remind yourself it’s actually an intense calorie-burning workout. It will get your blood pumping and make your muscles burn! With the beautiful outdoor setting at the new Central Park you might think you’ve actually been transported to a South American vacation.
OPTION 2: YOGA
Our Yoga Jam is a class of consistent poses in flowing transition with a focus on core strength, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and an overall sense of well-being. We will build upon basic yoga poses to target specific muscle groups while maintaining safe alignment to reduce the risk of injury. This class builds strength and balance physically AND mentally, and leaves you feeling energized.
OPTION 3: Strike! Kickboxing
Strike! is a fun, but fierce workout that delivers both cardio and muscular endurance in one amazing signature class. Inspired by martial arts stick fighting, you’ll never look at kickboxing the same.
This year I will be participating in the Lakeville Triathlon and Maple Grove 5K. If my schedule allows I would love to travel to one of the out of the state races. Also, I will be taking advantage of the Finish Line Training for the Maple Grove event! It is great training and it is only $3.10! It is geared toward all running levels!
I hope to see you at a Gildan Esprit de She event this year!
And thank you Gildan Esprit de She for making me an Esprit de She Ambassador again this year!