The Runaway Bride Has Her Gym Shoes On

A Beautiful Me is kicking off The Runaway Bride 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk FUNdraiser at the Blue Water Convention Center on Saturday, August 3 at 8:00 am. Participants can dress in their best wedding themed attire, be it gowns, tuxes or that awful bridesmaid dress they never got rid of! All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization, A Beautiful Me.

As A Beautiful Me approaches its 12th year empowering girls in local communities, this
inaugural event gives runners and walkers a chance to support its mission to raise up the next generation of confident women. Sign up by July 9th and tickets are only $30. From July 10th to the day of the run, tickets can be purchased for $40. For those interested in the exclusive NON-RUNNER observation deck, the cost is $10.

A Beautiful Me’s newest intern, Nicole Wright, states, “I wanted to be part of an influential cause, an organization teaching, improving and empowering girls for their futures. I love the creativity that goes into growing the organization. Fundraisers like The Runaway Bride raise awareness, and they are super-fun and original!”

Registration can be completed at or at There will be prizes for best-dressed bride, couple, and wedding party. Participants registered by July 18th will receive a t-shirt with their race packet and a fun “wedding” gift at the finish line.