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Virtual Women’s Half Marathon Adds 5 New National Sponsors





ST. PETERSBURG, FLA (September 2, 2020) — The Virtual Women’s Half Marathon series benefitting the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund is excited to announce an amazing line-up of new sponsors.

In just five short weeks since its launch, the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon (VWHM) has participants registered from 46 states and has partnered with an impressive group of companies. New sponsors include PRO Compression, Ultima Replenisher, Headsweats, FlipBelt and Bondi Band.

“We are thrilled to partner with such well-known brands in the running industry,” says series CEO and Co-Founder Dawna Stone. “We’re committed to giving our participants the best race experience possible and it’s partnerships like these that help us achieve that goal,” she added.

“PRO Compression is excited to join a great group of brands in sponsoring the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon series,” says Founder and CEO, Eric Smith. “As a brand that has been part of the endurance event scene for the past decade, we feel it’s important to support virtual events to give runners outlets for physical competition, mental well-being and social interaction. The fact that this series benefits the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund is an extra benefit that makes it a win-win for all involved,” he added.

The Virtual Women’s Half Marathon is one of five virtual events that take place on race weekend (October 17th and 18th). In addition to the signature event—The Virtual Women’s Half Marathon—there is a 10K, 5K, Double Challenge (Half Marathon and 10K) and Triple Challenge (Half Marathon, 10K and 5K). The virtual series is unlike other virtual running events as it takes place on a specific race weekend with all the fanfare that usually accompanies a “live” race.

“Running is in our DNA and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon on their inaugural weekend,” said Mike McQueeney, President of Headsweats.

“We are thrilled to be the key to healthy hydration during this empowering women’s running event! By ensuring that every woman feels their absolute best all weekend with Ultima as their hydration companion brings us great joy.” says Loretta Reilly, Vice President of Marketing.

The VWHM sets itself apart by offering one of the best goodie bags in the industry which includes a women’s-specific tech tee, reusable tote bag, sponsor goodies and the much-raved about finisher’s medal with removable charm allowing all half marathon finishers to show off their accomplishment every day by adding the charm to any necklace or bracelet as a constant reminder of their achievement!

Registration for all the event distances in the series is currently open at


About the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon Series
The Virtual Women’s Half Marathon series benefitting the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund is one of five virtual events that take place on race weekend. In addition to the half marathon, there is a 10K and 5K as well as a Double Challenge (Half Marathon and 10K) and a Triple Challenge (Half Marathon, 10K and 5K). The series is open to addresses within the continental United States. To learn more, go to:

About the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund
For the 37 million Americans who already faced food insecurity, responding to COVID means the very real danger of lost wages, further difficulty accessing enough food, and an increased reliance on food banks to fill their plates. To help support member food banks, Feeding America has launched a COVID-19 Response Fund. Every dollar raised for this fund will be used to get food and funds to local food banks. To learn more, go to:

About PRO Compression
PRO Compression offers premium compression socks for all your favorite activities. Whether you need the best compression socks for running, walking, home workouts, or for everyday comfort, we have a pair for you. Designed and made in the USA, our compression socks improve circulation, accelerate recovery, reduce muscle soreness and help prevent swelling and varicose veins. To learn more, go to:

About Ultima Replenisher
Ultima Replenisher is a clean electrolyte drink mix that has 6 electrolytes plus support minerals (Potassium, Magnesium, Chloride, Calcium, Sodium and Phosphorus), including Vitamin C and zinc, that work together to provide restorative hydration. It’s sugar free, sweetened with organic stevia leaf, and uses plant-based colors and flavors. Ultima Replenisher is unique in its kind as an electrolyte drink that’s free of sugar, calories, caffeine, GMOs, and gluten. To learn more, go to:

About Headsweats
Considered the “secret weapon” for athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts, Headsweats is recognized as the world leader in ultra-light, supremely wicking headwear and athletic apparel. A variety of high-quality performance products made of REPREVE® recycled fibers are now available online and for customization. Whether you’re looking for headwear or apparel we’ve got you covered – all backed by an unconditional warranty. With the ability to create unique and custom headwear and apparel that is eco-friendly, Headsweats is sought-after to help personalize apparel and optimize performance whether training at the gym, hiking the trails, pounding the pavement or celebrating on the podium. For more information visit

About FlipBelt
FlipBelt was established in 2012 to bring innovation and performance to running belts and accessories. It now provides products, including the original tubular running belt, for every runner, from beginners to world class athletes and continues to keep them connected, safe, and worry free by securing phones and personal items (e.g. water bottles, keys, cards, ID’s and more) with minimum bounce and zero chafing. While pushing the boundaries of innovation, FlipBelt has cultivated new performance running apparels that integrate the patented FlipBelt functionality. To learn more, visit:

About Bondi Band
Bondi Band is known as the original no-slip, no-drip headband. The fun, fashionable and colorful headbands are popular with female runners and endurance athletes but also great for all active men, women and children. Bondi Band’s philosophy is to make great products at a great price and deliver superior customer service, along with offering functional unisex, high quality, American made products. To learn more go to:

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