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Posted: December 5, 2012  

Athletics: Skirt Sports Announces 2013 North American Skirt Chaser 5k Race Series

Boulder, Colo. (December 5, 2012) -- Skirt Sports, inventor of the running skirt and leader in the women's fitness apparel industry, is proud to announce that its successful Skirt Chaser 5k Race Series has expanded to seven cities in the United States and Canada in 2013, reaching thousands of runners and fitness enthusiasts throughout North America.

With a great deal of positive feedback, support and requests from runners, year seven of the Skirt Sports Skirt Chaser 5k Race Series proved to be timely for expansion. "We're excited to partner with local production companies that understand the Skirt Sports mission to create a fun, social fitness environment. Our partners are loved and trusted by the runners in their areas which will allow us to bring this unique race to more of our fans," said Nicole DeBoom, company founder and CEO.

The innovative Skirt Chaser 5k formula begins with an all women's start, followed by a men's "skirt chaser" wave three minutes later. The race concludes in a block party celebration with food and spirits, live music, dancing and singles mingling opportunities. Racers may register for various race packages, many of which include clothing options from Skirt Sports women's line.

DeBoom touts the Skirt Sports Skirt Chaser 5k race concept as a race like no other, "I wanted to create a festive atmosphere where we celebrate women, but also include the men in our lives. The beauty of the Skirt Chaser is that it is inclusive and fun. Run a 5k. Enjoy the people around you. Celebrate your fitness. Come back next year!"

Kimo Seymour, Vice President of Athletic Events of Life Time Fitness, has been a Skirt Sports Skirt Chaser 5k partner for five years. "This is a race like no other. This is the one event that people do not want to miss in Tempe every year. The block party is as much of a draw as the race format."

Upcoming 2013 host cities include: Tempe, Ariz. (Feb. 16 (Life Time Fitness)), Madison, Wis. (Race Day Events), St. Paul, Minn. (July 27 (UpTempo Race Management), Charlotte, N.C. (Run For Your Life), Raleigh, N.C. (Run For Your Life/ Inside Out Sports), Vancouver, British Columbia (TransRockies Events), and Calgary, Alberta (TransRockies Events). For the full schedule of events along with race and registration details please visit

If you are interested in sponsoring this North American Skirt Chaser 5k Race Series or hosting the race, please contact Nicole DeBoom at

ABOUT SKIRT SPORTS Skirt Sports is a women's fitness apparel brand designed for runners, cyclists, triathletes, tennis players, golfers, walkers and everyday fashionistas who want to add some extra inspiration, style and fun to their daily workouts and lives. Based in Boulder, Colo., Skirt Sports was launched in 2004 by professional triathlete Nicole DeBoom. In fact, Nicole created the first-ever women's athletic skirt and became an Ironman champion wearing a home-sewn prototype. For more information about Skirt Sports products, retailers or the Skirt Chaser 5k events, please visit Skirt Sports---Convert to Skirt

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