Girls Just Want to Have Run


In a few weeks, illumiNITE will hit the road for the start of our race Expo season. Check back here for updates on upcoming race expos and events. Stop by and say hello; we’d love to see you.

Want to know the best part of traveling around the country in a little truck with lots of stuff? Making friends.

Over the years, we’ve met inspiring athletes, hardworking running and bike store owners, members of nonprofits groups who do amazing things for the community, and tons of people who love their sport and know how to have fun.

Recently, we hooked up with a group of awe-inspiring runners who call themselves Chicks with Kicks.

Yes, I know, we’ve met A LOT of runners, but here’s the deal: Chicks with Kicks LOVE ultra events (especially those of the 200 mile variety).  In fact, it’s been their thing for seven years. Ranging in age from 35-55, the group travels around New England participating in multiple 24+ hour events each year.  Just for fun.

Why?  I’ll let Beth Grimes from Chicks with Kicks explain:

“Ultra events aren’t for everyone…this is a 24+ hour event in a van, with little to no sleep, running 20+ miles with runs in the middle of the night. Some say that is absolute craziness, but if you ask us we think of it as a glorified girl’s night out – a vacation, one that keeps us coming back for more.”

Well said Beth!

illumiNITE likes the group so much it’s signing on as a team sponsor. It’s a match made in reflective clothing heaven. 50% of the team’s time on the road is at night, so having the right safety gear is important. illumiNITE will help keep the ladies safe, seen and really snazzy.

illimiNITE is proud to support this team of athletes and looks forward to racing with them in 2017.  Good luck ladies and have a blast, after all, girls just want to have run.

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