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Do you have a friend or family member that has inspired you to live with more courage? We want to acknowledge them! The nomination period for the Women Who Fly Award at She.is.beautiful Santa Cruz is open Friday, March 6th- Monday, March 16 2020. Enter your nominee HERE!
Thank you for taking the time to honor this amazing human in your life.
*************DETAILS OF THE WOMEN WHO FLY AWARD*********************
Women Who Fly are often women who have built their wings while falling, overcoming, or on their way. They have found the strength to take flight through determination, resilience, and love.
We invite YOU to nominate a woman in your life that you believe flies in her life, in her career, in her fitness journey, or more. This might be someone who has overcome
a challenge, worked towards a breakthrough, inspires those around her by the way she lives, or someone who lifts herself and others up.
We invite you to nominate them below and share why they fly.
Nominations will be taken Friday, March 6th- Monday, March 16 2020
** This woman MUST be participating in She.is.beautiful Santa Cruz, Saturday, March 20th 2020.
One winner will be announced at the starting line of She.is.beautiful Santa Cruz!
The selected winner will recieve a custom Fly necklace, a pair of HOKA ONE ONE® shoes, She.is.beautiful swag, and a pedicure for two.
Can I switch from the 5k to 10k or vice versa? Yes. Please email email@example.com to make any distance changes. You can also do so at one of our bib pick ups. **please note, it’s important to alert us of any distance changes as it can affect the race results.**
Can my friend pick up my race bib for me? Yes.
When and where can I get my bib? Find bib pick up information here.
What if I can’t make any of the bib pick ups and my friends can’t pick up my bib? We have bib shipping available for purchase ($10 fee per bib). The deadline to purchase bib shipping is Monday March 2nd. You can purchase bib shipping HERE. If you miss this deadline, you can purchase race day bib pick up HERE. On race morning, come to the start line between 6:30am-7:30am to pick up your bib. If you don’t purchase this ahead of time, you can purchase this on race morning ($10 fee per bib).
What is the address of the start line? Bay Street and National Ave, Santa Cruz, CA.
Where do I get my race shirt and goodie bag? You will receive your finishers shirt and goodie bag at the finish line!
Can I run or walk with my dog? We love dogs! Due to liability, we ask that you do not bring your dog with you.
Where is the finish line and post-race festival? The finish line is on West Cliff Drive near the Lighthouse. The finish festival is on the lawn along the ocean at the Lighthouse on West Cliff Drive (701 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, Ca)
Will there be a gear check option on race day? Gear check is not offered at this event.
We have been working with Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center (Walnut Avenue) since day 1. We are proud to bring awareness to women and family health through this organization.
Walnut Avenue is a 501 (c) 3 public benefit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families in Santa Cruz County for over 80 years. Strengths-based, supportive programs in childcare, youth development, parenting, domestic violence awareness & prevention, and advocacy are our primary focus. Many of the families participating in Walnut Avenue programs are from under-served populations due to poverty, early pregnancy, homelessness and/or domestic violence. Walnut Avenue seeks to improve the economic, physical, and emotional well-being of all the families we serve.
As of 2019, she.is.beautiful has donated over $100,000 to Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center and that is something we are proud of.
If you would like to additionally fundraise for Walnut Avenue through She.is.beautiful, please choose to be on “Walnut Avenue Family and Women’s Center Team” when registering for She.is.beautiful Santa Cruz. If you have already registered for the race but would like to be added to this team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can assist you!
Are you coming from out of town and looking to stay Friday and/or Saturday night? Here are some ideas:
Depending on the size of your group and your favorite way to travel, we recommend looking into air bnb or vrbo for the best rates! Keep in mind, the race starts and finishes near/on West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz.
The Dream Inn is on the ocean and on the race course. The start line is less than a 1/4 mile from here and the finish line is 1/2 mile from here. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Wharf is also in walking distance. This is also the location of the SIBX:The Courage to Live Gala that we are hosting the night of the race.
Sand and Sea is located right next to Dream Inn so very walkable!
Fairfield by Marriott Santa Cruz is about 3 miles from the finish line and 2 miles from the start line. This hotel is located near great restaurants and wine tasting as well as trails and bike paths of Wilder Ranch!
Chaminade is a 10 minute drive to the start line (allow more time for race morning!). It’s such a beautiful property and has a 180 ocean view. This hotel often sits above the fog line and has a beautiful salt water pool and surrounded by hiking trails.
We do not recommend walking to the start line from Best Western Santa Cruz but is about a 5- 10 minute drive. Affordable option!
Stay tuned to hear our next in-person event.
For now, we’ll see you on Race Morning!