MORE/FITNESS/SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon Great Success

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More than 7,403 women from around the world took part in Sunday’s 12th Annual MORE/FITNESS/SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon—one of the largest women’s-only half-marathons in the country.  “It’s such a powerful group of women,” said TODAY Show News Anchor and Third-Hour Co-Host Natalie Morales. “Everybody here has a story. It’s women supporting women all along the way, so whether you’re a first-timer or a many-timer, this is the perfect race.”

In addition to promoting women’s empowerment, this year’s event also addressed the impact of climate change and the importance of sustainability. In celebration of Earth Day and MORE magazine’s May climate change issue, this year’s Women Run the World™ program honored two women making a difference in this field: Pamela Alabaster, the Vice President of Global Corporate Responsibility at The Estee Lauder Companies, and Marguerite Lauter, the Regional Advocacy and Global Partnerships Coordinator at CARE.

“Pamela and Marguerite embody the spirit of this race and our Women Run the World theme,” said Generation W speaker Lesley Jane Seymour, Editor-in-Chief, MORE. “They, along with the runners here today, demonstrate that all women, no matter their shape or age or size, can change the world.”

This event was presented by MORE and SHAPE magazines in partnership with the New York Road Runners (NYRR).