Back by Popular Demand, Gildan Esprit de She Returns to Cary, N.C. for The Fourth Annual Fitness-Inspired “Happy Hour” 5K/10K Run

May 4th, 2016

Back by Popular Demand, Gildan Esprit de She Returns to Cary, N.C. for The Fourth Annual Fitness-Inspired “Happy Hour” 5K/10K Run

Registration limited for nation’s premiere event series for women, hosted at Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Thursday, May 12; Event to support Girls on the Run of the Triangle

Cary, N.C., May 4, 2016—Raleigh-Durham area women are invited to “Be Your Potential” at the Gildan Esprit de She Cary 5K/10K at Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Thursday evening, May 12. The event will host more than 2,000 women for an evening of fitness-inspired celebrations in scenic Regency Park, benefitting Girls on the Run of the Triangle. Event organizers are proud to welcome over 70 girls running their first 5K race, many who are currently training with Life Time Run Cary’s Finish Line Training Program designed for kids.

Happy hour or workout? Now, women don’t have to choose. Following the timed 5K or 10K around the beautiful shores of Symphony Lake, athletes will celebrate at Gildan Esprit de She’s Lifestyle Market featuring a Bubbly Bar with complimentary champagne and wine, healthy eats provided by Cary’s own La Farm authentic French bakery, and live swing and jazz music by Mint Julep, Raleigh’s own 8-piece jazz band. The fun and festivity continues at the Panasonic Beauty Bar powered by Life Spa where participants will enjoy manicures, massages, or hair braiding and the souvenir photo booth brought to life by The Vision Council. 

New Earlier Event Date for Cooler Temperatures

Requested by popular demand, the Cary event has been moved from June to May 12 to beat the summer heat. The Gildan Esprit de She Cary 5K/10K run course begins and ends at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, just 15 minutes from downtown Raleigh. The scenic course will loop through the beautiful landscape of Regency Park along the shores of Symphony Lake just as the sun begins to set.

“We are thrilled to return to the vibrant Cary community and Koka Booth Amphitheatre to celebrate our fourth annual race,” says Lindsey Sachs, Gildan Esprit de She Founder. “Each year we continue to see a stronger community of not only women, but their whole families coming together in celebration of fitness and fun, and are more excited than ever to inspire fitness within families and across generations.” 

Life Time Run Finish Line Training Program for Kids

As founder of the Life Time Cary Kids Run Program, Coach Linda Hatfield has successfully launched a running program for youth based at Life Time Fitness Cary this year, including weekly training plans, skill coaching, and mock races. The kids have followed a weekly training program and look forward to participating in the May 12 Gildan Esprit de She Cary 5K. “This event is a perfect conclusion to our first season of inspiring the next generation to be active and fit through the Life Time Run Kids program,” says Linda Hatfield, Life Time Run Coach at Life Time Fitness Cary. “Crossing the finish line marks the start of developing a happy and healthy lifestyle for many years to come.” 

Registration Details

All participants will receive fashionable freebies including an MPG performance tank ($40 value), reusable gift bag branded with the 2016 annual series theme Be Your Potential, finisher’s medal with removable charm, and free post-race photos courtesy of The Vision Council and more. Limited spaces remain; early sell out expected. Register today at  

Because life is way more fun when it’s shared, Gildan Esprit de She is offering a Refer a Friend program. Athletes who refer and bring a friend will earn a free $20 Moxie Cycling gift card for herself and her friend. Learn more and register.

Be sure to follow Gildan Esprit de She on Twitter @EspritdeShe, and Instagram @EspritdeShe, and like the series on Facebook at  

About Gildan Esprit de She – The Spirit of Her Race Series 

Produced by Life TimeSM – The Healthy Way of Life Company, with four destinations in the Raleigh-Durham area, Gildan Esprit de She is well known for its signature Thursday night fitness-inspired “happy hour” 5K/10K runs and continues to grow in popularity for its appeal to athletes of every pace and passion. Visit for more information. 

About Life TimeSM – The Healthy Way of Life Company

Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive health and lifestyle company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments. As of May 2016 the company operates 119 centers in 26 states and 35 major markets under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information is available at 

About Gildan

Gildan is a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery and shapewear. The Company sells its products under a diversified portfolio of company-owned brands, including the Gildan®, Gold Toe® and Anvil® brands and brand extensions, as well as the Secret®, Silks® and Therapy Plus™ brands. The Company also has the U.S sock license for Under Armour®, and licenses for Mossy Oak® and New Balance® brands. The Company distributes its products in printwear markets in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company also markets its products to a broad spectrum of retailers in the U.S. and Canada.  The Company also manufactures for select leading global athletic and lifestyle consumer brands. 

Gildan owns and operates vertically-integrated, large-scale manufacturing facilities which are primarily located in Central America and the Caribbean Basin to efficiently service the quick replenishment needs of its customers in the printwear and retail markets. Gildan has over 43,000 employees worldwide and is committed to industry-leading labour and environmental practices in all of its facilities. More information about the Company and its corporate citizenship practices and initiatives can be found at its corporate websites and, respectively.

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Back by Popular Demand, Gildan Esprit de She Returns to Cary, N.C. for The Fourth Annual Fitness-Inspired “Happy Hour” 5K/10K Run

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