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The Runaway Bride Has Her Gym Shoes On: Inaugural 5K fun run & 2-mile walk

Port Huron, MI – We’re 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. A Beautiful Me encourages everyone to participate in their best attire, be it gowns, tuxes or that awful bridesmaid dress you 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.

A Beautiful Me is a 501c3 charitable organization that fosters girls’ self-esteem in 3rd- 12th grade through uniquely developed confidence-building, interactive workshop series. The original curriculum has measurable outcomes to equip our future generation with confidence. For more information, visit, email Karen Palka at, or call (586) 604-3037.

Disclaimer: Blue Water Healthy Living is an online magazine located in Port Huron, Michigan. Our purpose is to promote healthy living by showcasing the Blue Water Area, its people, issues and surroundings. This online magazine is devoted to providing healthy living related stories, local happenings, and commentary. Often inspiring and uplifting, our stories come from our heart and soul to promote the enjoyment of a more fulfilling Blue Water Area lifestyle. The material on this web site is provided for informational and amusement purposes only and is not to be confused with any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions and values of Blue Water Healthy Living.

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