2017 SHAPE Women's Half Marathon Draws 7,000 Women From Around The World

Nearly 7,000 women from around the world took to New York's Central Park on Sunday, April 30, to participate in the 14 th Annual SHAPE Women's Half Marathon. The race, presented by >SHAPEmagazine in partnership with the New York Road Runners (NYRR), is one of the largest women's-only half-marathons in the country.

"It's always inspiring to see so many beautiful and strong women pounding the pavement in Central Park," says SHAPE Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Goodman Artis. "We're thrilled to be a part of this empowering event."

For the second year in a row, the SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon hosted its annual >Women Run the World Relay & Mentorship Program

. The relayhonored 13 notable female leaders across multiple industries, while also highlighting the importance of supporting, inspiring and empowering the next generation of women.

Each of the 13 honorees were paired with a mentee from NYRR's >Run for the Future

program, which trains New York City high school girls to run their first 5K race, build and strengthen self-confidence, and earn money toward college.

Each pair completed a one-mile leg of the course as part of a relay team.

The honorees included:

  • Candice Huffine, model and Founder of Project Start
  • Elizabeth Goodman Artis, Editor-in-Chief of SHAPE
  • Hannah Bronfman, DJ and Founder of HBFIT.com
  • Jackie Cruz, actress and star of Orange is the New Black
  • Jen Selter, fitness advocate and social media star
  • Jen Widerstrom, The Biggest Loser Trainer
  • Jenny Gaither, Founder & CEO of Movemeant Foundation
  • Jessamyn Stanley, yoga teacher, author of Every Body Yoga, body positivity advocate and Motrin Spokesperson
  • Marygrace Sexton, Founder and CEO of Natalie's Orchid Island Juice
  • Olivia Culpo, actress and fashion & beauty influencer
  • Payal Kadakia, CEO & Co-Founder of ClassPass
  • Rachel Pratt, New York Road Runners Senior Vice President of Youth & Community Services
  • Tolli Love, Vice President, Fundraising & Marketing of CARE

"The 14 th annual SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon truly brought to life NYRR's mission to help and inspire people through running," said Rachel Pratt, senior vice president of youth and community services for New York Road Runners. "In addition to the thousands of inspiring runners who completed the 13.1-mile course, this year's Women Run the World relay, which I was proud to participate in, featured an impressive group of mentors to inspire the next generation of leaders and runners from the NYRR Run for the Future program."

ABC's Good Morning America News Anchor,

Amy Robach, acted as the race host. In addition to delivering opening remarks to kick off the race, Robach participated in the half-marathon and completed the 13.1-mile course along with Sara Haines, Co-Host of "The View" and ABC Correspondent.

"It was such an honor to act as host at today's event," says Robach. "What makes this event special is the tremendous enthusiasm of the thousands of women who participate, and the incredible support and bond that is shared by all of them. Running alongside them was truly an unforgettable experience."

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