Persist5K Race Celebrates Mother’s Day, May 14

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Persist5K Race Celebrates Mother’s Day in the Spirit of the Women’s March

Show your mother how much you honor and respect her this Mother’s Day and invite her to join you at the Persist5K in Burlington on Sunday, May 14 at 9 am. The run/walk/march starts at Battery Park and is non-competitive. A one-mile walking route will also be available.

Says Persist5K organizer, Jean Andersson-Swayze of Charlotte explains, “This is about carrying on the spirit of the Women’s March,” she says, “and is open to all. It’s a chance to wear our pink hats and carry our posters and signs again.”  She adds, “Most of all, this is not for women only. We want everyone who loves and respects women to participate.”

To register for the race, go to Skida, the Vermont-based, women-owned hat company, is creating a special pink headband with the Persist5K logo that will be given to the first 500 registrants (see website for details).

Proceeds from the event will go to the Vermont Women’s Fund, an organization that supports women and girls throughout the state of Vermont. “The Vermont Women’s Fund was founded in the same spirit as this event.” Meg Smith, director of the Women’s Fund describes, “At that time, a group of women got together because they felt that not enough was being done to help women and girls in Vermont. They mobilized women throughout Vermont by establishing a fund dedicated solely to support women’s causes.” For more information, see

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 9:00am