The unique Virtual Women’s Half Marathon Run Series has brought on Headsweats, the maker of apparel and headwear, as the exclusive headwear provider during its weekend of events scheduled for October 17-18.

The Virtual Women’s Half Marathon Run Series is different from many other virtual running events because it will take place on a specific race weekend to provide the fanfare that usually accompanies in-person race. Race options include a half marathon, 10K and 5K.

Another difference is that if runners want to enter more than one race the organizers are offering what they call the Double Challenge, which combines the half marathon and 10K over the race weekend. Even more ambitious, the Triple Challenge combines the half marathon, 10K and 5K over the course of the race weekend.

Prior to establishing the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon, co-Founder and CEO Dawna Stone launched Women’s Running magazine in conjunction with the largest women’s running series in the country. She sold both the magazine and event series in 2012.


“Running is in our DNA and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon on their inaugural weekend,” says Headsweats president Mike McQueeney. “Both Dawna and Michele have a long history of successfully running women’s-specific races, and we look forward to seeing the event weekend grow, with time, as it gains traction with the running community and beyond.”

“We are thrilled to have Headsweats as the official headwear of the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon. I have been running in their hats for more than 10 years and am excited to introduce their products to all our participants,” Stone said. “We already have women registered from 44 states, and its partners like Headsweats that will help us become one of the largest and most exciting virtual events in the country.”

To participate, runners must register prior to race day and complete the specified distance at any point within the day on a treadmill, outdoors or in an accessible location. Runners are not required to submit times for the events. For more: