6 Reasons to MK5K®!

09-09-2014 9:52 AM

Whether you walk, run or just want the T-shirt, now is the time to sign up for MK5K®s across the country!

Congratulations to the all the Wisconsin runners and walkers who just completed the MK5K® on Saturday!

If you’re in Michigan, New Jersey, Texas or California or Tennessee, you still have time to register for an MK5K® in your state. If not, you can participate virtually. Just visit http://support.marykayfoundation.org/MK5K_Dallas.

Even if you’re not a runner, I found six reasons why you should participate in an MK5K® this year!

1. Benefit The Mary Kay Foundation!

Of course, MK5K®s are some of the biggest fundraisers for The Mary Kay Foundation. In case you don’t already know, 97 cents out of every dollar goes straight to cancer research and preventing domestic violence.

2. Make new friends.

As you bring friends to the MK5K®, you get to meet a host of other new friends along the way. You can even consider it a time to catch up with friends if you’re walking.

3. Buy new shoes.

Of course, this is strictly optional. But if you've had your eye on a new pair of athletic shoes, now you have the perfect excuse to buy them. If you need added persuasion, a good pair of running shoes can make you feel lighter on your feet, prevent blisters, minimize leg and foot pain and look cute to boot!

4. Put on your natural glow.

Getting a good sweat is good for your skin. When we sweat, our bodies release various toxins. Some of these are eliminated through the skin, which leaves skin healthier. Just be sure to cleanse your face ASAP after your workout.

5. Wear the T-shirt!

It’s easy to spread the word about The Mary Kay Foundation when it’s right there on your shirt! Use your T-shirt as a talking point when you’re out and about or at the gym. It’s the perfect nonchalant way to introduce people to The Mary Kay Foundation.

6. Be Happy!

Running, like any exercise, boosts the brain’s serotonin levels, making you feel calmer and less stressed. Over time, some scientists say regular exercise can actually remodel the brain.

Stacy Graves coordinates The Mary Kay Foundation blog. Since the Dallas MK5K falls on her wedding anniversary weekend, she will most likely be a virtual runner in this year’s event. Afterward, she will wear her T-shirt to all her Zumba® classes!