Get in Shape for a Cause: The Lost Girls Races

Fitness & Workouts, Volunteering & Giving Back — By on March 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

By Kelly Cavanaugh, Marketing and Fundraising Intern

Do you need extra motivation to reach a fitness goal? Do you want to make a difference but don’t know where to start? Now you can get in shape while giving back!

Read, set, let the Lost Girls Races begin! We are very excited to announce that two LG teams have already started training and raising money for the Butterfly Project! Our goal is to raise enough money to send two deserving young Kenyan women to nursing school. To learn more about the Butterfly project, check this out. LG Executive Editor Holly and six other LGs are running the Seneca 7, a 77.7 mile relay race around the beautiful Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York on April 30. If you want to sign up for the Seneca 7 with a team, it’s not too late! Go to

LG Air Travel News Editor Nancy and her team are training for the Tough Mudder, which some say is like IronMan meets Burning Man… a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces. Click here to read about what motivated Nancy and her team to take on this intense race. These LGs show some serious guts and heart for a great cause! If you want to give the Tough Mudder a shot in your town, check out their race locations all over the US, at

How can you get started on your own Lost Girls Race? It’s easy!

Here are some resources the LG’s recommend for getting your race started:

Join The Lost Girls Races:

Find out more!

Find a Race Near You:

For Road Races

For Triathalons

Get Training Tips:

Half Marathon Training Tips

Training Programs for Every Race

Keep on the lookout for a Lost Girls Races FourSquare account, to meet up with racers training in your area. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep on top of all the exciting LG race updates.

Special thanks to for the photo from the Northern California Tough Mudder race in 2010.

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