Tutus for Tanner

So due to some unfortunate circumstances, our friend Catherine (Her Bad Mother) was unable to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon, a race she was running in honor of her nephew Tanner who is battling Muscular Dystrophy.

Even though we’ve never met him, Tanner (and his family) has a special place in many of our hearts, and so we wanted to do something special to help lift Catherine’s spirits and honor Tanner in the way she wanted to this past weekend.

So, along with fellow Shredhead Kari Dahlen, I came up with the idea “Tutus for Tanner.” It’s really quite simple. If you’re planning on running a race this year (5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, or whatever other distances exist), then agree to wear a tutu when you do, in honor of Tanner.

Yes, you might look a little silly, but some might say running just for the heck of it is a little silly.

The best part is that tutus are super easy to make (I used these make your own tutu¬†instructions from Design Mom to make mine) and if that’s not your thing, then well, they’re easy to buy too.

If you’re interested in participating, just email your name, link (if applicable), and race information (location not necessary unless you want to share – but tell us the distance or the name if there is one – plus a link too if you like) to theshredheads[at]gmail[dot]com with “TUTUS FOR TANNER” in the subject and we’ll link everyone up by date/month.

And if you don’t have a race yet, just email us whenever you sign up for one. And if you’re looking for help with your 5K Training (or even 10K and Half Marathon training), well, you’ve come to the right place.

So hooray for tutus. And hooray for Tanner. If ever you needed the motivation to get off your butt and run, what a better combination?


53 comments for “Tutus for Tanner

  1. Shannon Chisholm
    September 6, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I am running the Nike womens marathon in San Fransisco October 2010. I will be running 26.2 miles. I will be in a tutu for Tanner.

  2. Sheena
    February 26, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Myself and a few friends will be participating in the 100th anniversary Bay to Breakers 12k run May 15, 2011. We will be wearing tutus for Tanner! Just have to figure out how to make/buy them to fit us all first!

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