Monday, July 9, 2012

Announcing LADYBUG LOVE RUN Virtual Race Details - Join us!

When I first conceived the idea of having FAB Running virtual races with many of the same perks as traditional races, I had no idea how popular the idea would be.

FAB Running's first Virtual race in March/April was a SMASHING success!  Since then, Angela Wozniak has agreed to come on board to help plan and implement future races. Thank you, Angela!

While thinking of what type of races to do, there was no doubt in my mind that I had to do one to honor my Ladybug.  This morning, we officially announced the Ladybug Love Run details to the internet world.
Our families loss will now benefit so many other pets.  She would of liked that.

Here are the details.... Angela and I look forward to having you a part of this special event!


The Ladybug Love Run 10K, 5K, and 1 mile Event to benefit Rock and Rawhide is next in the FAB Running Racing Series. This event will highlight our animal best friends. A portion of race proceeds will go to Rock & Rawhide to help animals in need.

"Rock & Rawhide is howling and purring in excitement to be the beneficiary of this September's run! While we run in honor of the dogs and cats we love, past and present, we can also honor the shelter animals that are waiting for their forever home. While you run, swim, walk, dance, crawl or pounce, think of the many animals you are helping to make it through their long days in a cage. Your freedom could lead to theirs!! Thank you Charlene & Angela and her beautiful team for including us. The more people who participate, the more animals we can help this September.  Arf! Meow!"   -Kylie Edmond, Rock & Rawhide Co-Founder

Read all about them at

First, the background on the name for this event: As many of you know and follow the Founder of FAB Running, Charlene Ragsdale – you know about her beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Ladybug – who passed away over a year ago.

Since then, she had dedicated all her races to Ladybug.  To this day, she wears a Ladybug patch on her racing gear and has her picture taken at almost every race with Ladybug’s favorite toy, a yellow tennis ball.

This race is focused on celebrating the pet relationships we have and to honor those beloved pets who are no longer with us.


This event is not just for runners! Our biking friends have asked to participate and we couldn't leave them out of this fun event!! There will be prizes for runners and bicyclists.

We listened! Racers asked for timed events and overall prizes and age group awards and we’ve got them!

The Photo Contest Returns! Send us pics of you and your race bib and/or pet to be entered. Votes on Facebook photos will be tallied over a two week time period from when photos are posted.

There is STILL a Medal! Better yet, there is STILL a Double Medal option!! And, If you register PRIOR to August 1, 2012 you will receive your medal(s) prior to the event so you can show off your medal in your photos!
(Medals are not shown actual size.  They are larger)

Since we LOVE bling, we thought we would have some for the pets too! All race entry fees include a FREE heart shaped pet tag with the event name and date! Yes, PET BLING!

****We saved the best news for last!! ***

FAB Running will be offering the FAB-O All-Star Award and Double All-Star Award!

If you participate in 4 (four) FAB Running events in one calendar year from the date of your first event or four double FAB running events you will receive the All-Star Trophy or Double All-Star Trophy at no additional cost!

The best news: participation in the FAB-O race from March 31/April 1 of this year counts towards the awards!

So… here are the nitty gritty race details:

  • This event will be held over 2 weeks: September 1-9, 2012
  • For the 5K and 10K events send us proof of your time for entry for overall and age group prizes (how to submit your finish times will be announced after the event dates) - this is optional, you do not need to submit your Finish Times unless you wish to be in the Overall/Age Division competition.
  • Top 3 Male/Female Overall 5K/10K Runners and Bicyclists
    • Top 3 M/F in Age Groups: 5K/10KRunners and Bicyclists
      • 19  & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

(Proof of time is: photo of Garmin or Sport watch with date, distance and time OR link to race results that provides a 5K or 10K time. If the distance is longer than a 5K or 10K, the splits MUST be provided.)
  • Registration WILL BE OPEN VERY SOON!  Stay tuned!
  • COST: $30 for the single event, $45 for the double event until July 30th. 
  • Costs will increase August 1, 2012 by $5 for each event: $35/$50
  • We heard you – you wanted the medals before the event!
  • Registration BEFORE August 1, 2012 will guarantee that your medal(s) and pet tag arrive before the event. 
  • The Ladybug Love Run website, with all sponsors will be up sometime in August, 2012. The prizes are going to be amazing!
  • Social Media Badge for free. Which you will be able to claim and add to your FB or Twitter profile pictures – to show the world you are participating in this great virtual event!
  • Complimentary racing bib.
  • You will have the option to purchase a customized bib to honor your beloved pet
Join us, for another FAB Running Event to benefit Rock and Rawhide!! 


(c) C. Ragsdale 2011-12
Run F.A.B.,

Charlene L. Ragsdale - Las Vegas, NV
RRCA Certified Running Coach, IFA Certified Sports Nutritionist & Public Speaker
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  1. Can't wait to see more of the details. So proud of you for all you continue to do. Looking forward to being able to be a part of this event. Hoping Mom will be feeling better in time for me to surprise her with this. =)

    1. Thank you, Julia! It's friends like you that keep me going to create great events. Hope Mom feels better soon! *hugs*

  2. Super cute idea! Love the medal!

  3. Do you have a list of your events on this site? You mention an options for a trophy if you attend 4 events, but I'm not sure if I will be able to attend 4 (unless they are all virtual races).

    1. Rebecca, thanks for asking. All FAB Running races are Virtual Events :)

    2. You are welcome! Hope you will join the fun!


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