Registration Now Open for Junior League of Omaha's Annual High Heel Dash

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The Junior League of Omaha recently launched registration for its fifth annual High Heel Dash planned for Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Midtown Crossing. The unique FUNdraiser is a 50-yard dash run in heels that supports Junior League of Omaha’s community projects.

The Junior League of Omaha recently launched registration for its fifth annual High Heel Dash planned for Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Midtown Crossing. The unique FUNdraiser is a 50-yard dash run in heels that supports Junior League of Omaha’s community projects.

Participants in the dash can enter one of four categories: Wedge Relay (four-person relay team), Women, Men or Boomers and Beyond (age 50+). This year’s 50-yards will take place on the pathway around Turner Park. Participants must sport high heels (at least 2” high) and be at least 19-years old. (Boomers and Beyond may dash in lower than 2” heels.) The fee to participate as an individual is $35 and a four-person relay team is $120. For those not interested in dashing in heels, the organizers offer a registration category of “This Diva/Dude Doesn’t Dash” for $20. This allows participants to join the post-dash happy hour, sans the heels and running.

Registration for the High Heel Dash is now open on Active.com or through the Junior League of Omaha website, https://www.jlomaha.org. Registration is also available in-person the day of the race, starting at 5:30 p.m. The races start at 6:15 p.m. and runner prizes will be awarded at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the post-dash happy hour. Additional prizes will be awarded for categories such as most unique heel, best costume and more.

The dash is an event designed to raise funds and bring awareness to the Junior League of Omaha’s community projects including Project Hope Pack, A Book of My Own and the Career Development Series.

Project Hope Pack collects and distributes age- and gender-appropriate backpacks filled with necessities and comfort items to children who are unexpectedly removed from their homes as a result of a crisis situation. The packs include items to cover a 3- to 5- day transition period and ease trauma by providing some comfort for a child as they move to a safe, yet unfamiliar, environment.

A Book of My Own works to ensure that all children in the Omaha area have a book of their own at home. The League collects, sorts and distributes new and gently-used books to at-risk children ages 0-14.

The Career Development Series’ mission is to educate, empower and create pathways for women in Omaha to succeed by helping women, community-wide, learn leadership and management skills to reach their career goals.

Come out and dash 50-yards in stilettos, wedges or pumps to help a great cause! Follow the Junior League of Omaha on Facebook and #OmahaHHD on Twitter. A waiver is required for all participants of the High Heel Dash at registration.

Founded in 1919, The Junior League of Omaha is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Omaha is a volunteer organization for women interested in making an impact in their community. We are part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, which is made up of 292 Junior Leagues in four countries. For more information visit our website at http://www.jlomaha.org.

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