Headsweats Partners with Virtual Women’s Half Marathon for New Run Series

Publish date:

BOULDER, Colo. (August 19, 2020) – Headsweats, the leader in high performance apparel and headwear, has partnered with the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon Run Series as the exclusive headwear provider to support female runners during a fun filled weekend of virtual events on October 17 and 18, 2020.

“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. “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.”

Unlike any other virtual running event, the virtual series takes place on a specific race weekend to provide the fanfare that usually accompanies an in-person race. Race options include a half marathon, 10 kilometers and five kilometers. For women looking to participate in more than one race, the Double Challenge combines the half marathon and 10 kilometers over race weekend and the Triple Challenge combines the half marathon, 10 kilometers and five kilometers over the course of race weekend.


Co-founded by Dawna Stone and Michele Stone, the virtual series provides a unique and exciting virtual running experience bonding female runners across the country. Prior to establishing the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon, 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.

“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,” said Dawna Stone, co-founder and CEO. “We already have women registered from 44 states and it’s 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 any accessible location. Runners are not required to submit times for the events and each runner will receive a reusable tote bag, a unique two-in-one medal with removable charm, women’s-specific tech tee, race bib and finisher’s certificate.

Although the Virtual Women’s Half Marathon has been developed to celebrate women, men are welcome to participate. For more information or to register for a race, visit virtualwomenshalfmarathon.com


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 Headsweats.com

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: https://virtualwomenshalfmarathon.com/


Headsweats Announced as Official Partner of DC Wonder Woman and DC Batman Run Series

BOULDER, Colo. (Sept. 17, 2019) – Headsweats, the leader in performance headwear and apparel, has teamed up with the popular DC Wonder Woman Run Series and the DC Batman Run Series as the title headwear sponsor through the 2020 race season. With more than 100,000 entrants across ...read more

Salomon Hosts WMN Virtual Half Marathon

OGDEN, Utah (May 26, 2020) – Today, Salomon announces the WMN Virtual Half, in partnership with Strava, which will take place during the May 29th weekend. This virtual event replaces the inaugural Salomon WMN Trail ½ Marathon, which was cancelled like many spring races. In light ...read more


Black Diamond Partners with Cirque Series, the Premier Mountain Running Series in the USA

SALT LAKE CITY, June 25, 2019 – Black Diamond Equipment, a global innovator in climbing, skiing, and mountain sports equipment, kicks off the first race of the 2019 Cirque Series as a title sponsor this weekend in Brighton, Utah. “Whether climbing, skiing or mountain running, ...read more

Headsweats Ambassador Doug Kurtis to Run 200th Marathon

Headsweats ambassador and marathon running legend, Doug Kurtis, is getting ready to run his 200th marathon on October 17th at the Detroit Free Press Marathon. Kurtis, 58, was a former director of the marathon. The world record holder for the most career sub 2:20 marathons, 76 ...read more


Headsweats Partners with Venus de Miles’ All-Women Athletic Rides and Run

Cincinnati, OH – Headsweats, the world leader in performance headwear for athletes, is excited to announce their partnership with Venus de Miles, the first all-women’s athletic events in Colorado and Illinois. Since its inception in 2008, more than 12,000 women have ...read more

8x8_BoxLogo copy

Red Fox Wireless Renews with Destination Races as the Official Headphone Sponsor for the 2015 and 2016 Wine Country Half Marathon Series

NIXA, MO (February, 25th, 2015) – Red Fox Wireless, an emerging company in the sports and outdoor market that makes Bluetooth wireless headphones and accessories, has renewed their partnership with Destination Races as the exclusive Wireless Headphone Sponsor for the Wine ...read more

Headsweats to Help Women Athletes Keep Their Cool

Cincinnati, OH – Headsweats continues their commitment to women’s athletics through sponsoring all four events of the Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon Series for 2012 and with a renewed sponsorship of the Team Colavita/espnW Women’s Pro Cycling Team. Headsweats is proud ...read more

Headsweats® partners with NBC Sports Network for Epic Cycle Series

Headsweats announces their exclusive agreement with NBC Sports Network to sponsor coverage of the Epic Cycle series beginning this week with Paris-Nice and culminating with the 2012 Tour de France. The 70th annual Paris-Nice is currently underway and is made up of 8 stages ...read more


Bad to the Bone Socializes Running with the Adam and Eve Half Marathon

November 17th, 2014, Charlottesville, VA- Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports is proud to announce the conception of a new innovative event: the Adam and Eve Half Marathon and 8K. The race will take place on Saturday, February 14th in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Adam and Eve ...read more