Race Recap: She Is Beautiful 5k & 10k – Santa Cruz, CA

Congratulations to Bumbleride Baby Mama Division winners Liza Reichert (10K) and Cristina Schwartz (5K)!! Enjoy your new Bumbleride Speed jogging strollers!

She Is Beautiful is more than an event series, it’s a community. SIB empowers women and girls through movement and community in a supportive environment where they are able to take the lessons learned on the road and trail into the rest of their lives. You can feel this throughout the race with inspirational messaging around every turn and through their race warm-up and event staff. Learn more about She Is Beautiful.

Cristina already owns Speed and has generously donated her winning Speed stroller to Jenny’s Light Race in Los Gatos, CA on May 19th featuring a 10k, 5k and 1k Kid’s Fun Run, http://supportingmamas.org/jennys-light-run/ ! We’ve sponsored their 5k so stroller stroller division female winners will receive a new Speed jogging stroller thanks to Cristina’s support.

Join us for She Is Beautiful’s next race in Santa Barbara on September 14th! Learn more about Santa Barbara.

The morning started out with a little rain and cleared for the start. The Santa Cruz race couldn’t be in a more picturesque location.
She Is Beautiful founders Melissa and Sara scoping the course pre-race with their Speed jogging stroller in Camp Green and Indie Twin double jogging stroller in Maritime Blue.

Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Stroller Review – Thoughts By Brandi

“I just want to start by saying that this post is NOT sponsored by Bumbleride but I have a deep love for our Bumbleride Indie Twin double stroller that is so worth sharing with all of you. It is hands down my favorite double stroller for day-to-day use, walking around town and tackling tough terrain. The Bumbleride Indie twin can handle just about anything you throw at it and we couldn’t be happier with our double stroller.

Not only is this my preferred stroller, the Bumbleride Indie Twin is the babes preferred stroller as well! It’s tall, the shade is huge, and the ride is so smooth. Because we’ve mostly given up napping, we often walk to the park and picnic and then walk home and these two always fall asleep on the walk home. It’s the perfect “put your baby to sleep” stroller. If I know we are going to be some place where I need the babes to sit quietly and comfortably in a stroller for any extended period of time, the bumbleride is my go-to.

There are so many reasons why I love this stroller… it’s not only my favorite for the babes, but it’s my favorite for myself. It’s surprisingly difficult to find a double stroller that can go over just about any terrain with two 3 year olds in it while I push with one hand and drink my coffee. The Bumbleride Indie Twin glides over just about anything with ease, which makes pushing it more enjoyable, and less like a chore.

Here’s a list of reasons why I am such a fan of the Bumbleride Indie Twin.

-One-handed push

-Tough rubber grip for running and standing fold (won’t tear like foam handle bars)

-Standing slim fold (the smallest among all other double side by side strollers) please note that if you’re going from a single to a double, this stroller will still feel big but compared to other side by side all terrain strollers, it is in fact the smallest/most compact!

-Removable and washable fabric, even the canopies can be taken off and washed!

-Slim design, fits through all standard doorways, even the tiny ones in old buildings!

-4 wheels vs 3 which makes for more stability and smoother stroll!

-All wheel suspension (a must have for coffee runs)

-Air filled tires, sometimes this is a pain but for the most part, we don’t have issues and it makes jogging and trails so much smoother

-Appearance, it’s sleek and the color options are amazing, we have the Maritime blue and love it.

-Storage, the biggest storage basket on a side by side double, two storage pockets on the backs of each seat and two zip storage pouches on the backside of each canopy! Also a little toy or water bottle storage on the inside of each seat for the kiddos to use!

-Easy add on glider board, I will say, sometimes the glider board gets in the way but if you take smaller steps, it’s not a big deal! Extends the life of the stroller making it easy to use with 3 kids!

-Lay flat design so can be used from birth without any add ons… you can buy the bassinet but you don’t have to!

-Adjustable foot rest, so great for napping and for little legs!

-Extended canopy!

If you use your stroller often and for long distances, this is the stroller for you! I don’t think this is a great stroller if you’re a speed runner but for the average jogger like myself and my husband, this has met all our running needs.

There are a few things I wish this stroller had, mainly a decelerating handbrake for our extremely hilly neighborhood but because it’s so light and easy to push, it’s also easy to navigate down hills. We have logged miles upon miles on this stroller and it is still going strong. From photography walks to beach trips, the Bumbleride Indie Twin has yet to disappoint us.” – Brandi

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Run She Is Beautiful – Baby Mama Division 5k & 5 mile – Santa Barbara

We arrived. We ran (with Speed). We were inspired once again.

This was the third consecutive year that we’ve sponsored the Baby Mama Division of the inspiring She is Beautiful run in Santa Barbara (we also sponsor the Santa Cruz run!)  Being there, it’s impossible to not be inspired, encouraged and celebrated.  The two sisters, Melissa McConville (race founder & director) and Sara Tanza (Assistant Race Director & Chief of Fun) wouldn’t have it any other way.  They exude happiness and kindness + see the good in everyone.  Their MORE LOVE attitude is contagious.

With motivational words posted all through the course and groups of women from all walks of life walking, running, skipping or pushing a stroller, the race goes by in a blink.  Set right on the Santa Barbara coastline, the beautiful scenery is the icing on the cake.

Bumbleride’s mission is to make gear for you to get out and do what you love while doing our best to preserve the planet we all share.  This run helps us see our mission in action. This year, not only did we see tons of parents out running in the fresh air with their little ones in a stroller, we were so thrilled to see RSIB take the waste element to a whole new level with both compost and recycling options next to trash bins.  The race directors regularly attend conferences to help them to reduce their environmental footprint and reduce waste altogether in these large scale events.  So cool.

Each year, proudly gift a Bumbleride Speed jogging stroller to each of the winners of the two distances, 5k and 5 miler.  These strong, dedicated mamas deserve it!  Congratulations to the 5k winner, Molly Thomson from Santa Barbara, CA and the 5 mile winner, Laura Ewing from Ventura, CA.

Join us next year!

She.is.beautiful’s Mission Statement

Empowering women and girls through movement and community in a supportive environment where they are able to take the lessons learned on the road and trail into the rest of their lives.  We believe that beauty is more of a feeling than a physical attribute. We believe everyone deserves to feel beautiful, strong, smart, and capable in their own unique way. We believe so strongly in the power of sweat and community. We think there is something powerful that happens when a women/girl learns how strong she really is and how this can impact the rest of her life.