SHAPE Magazine Announces First Ever Diva Dash Obstacle Adventure

Mar 03, 2011, 12:00 ET from SHAPE

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SHAPE®, the #1 women's active lifestyle magazine, is excited to announce the first ever Diva Dash created in partnership with Adventure Fit. The debut of this thrilling women's-only obstacle adventure race will take place April 9th in Austin, Texas and include activities that will challenge and surprise participants in the battle to be the fastest adventure diva.  

SHAPE will hit Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park (6614 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin) with an adventure filled obstacle race made up of running, swinging, climbing and dashing.  The journey will be held on 3 miles of road and trail, and the course will include stimulating activities along the way. This route will challenge participant's strength, speed and balance with activities involving water, ropes, mazes and more and will offer alternative tracks designed for beginners.

Whatever your fitness level, The SHAPE Diva Dash will be the best women's only obstacle run adventure of your life – GUARANTEED!

The Diva Dash is for female runners and walkers of all abilities. More than 2,000 athletes are anticipated to participate—from novice to elite. Don't feel up to the task quite yet?  Two training plans have been created that will get participants ready to take on each obstacle. Already a pro? The training plans incorporate work outs suited for every level, one of which is a do-it-yourself training clinic developed by the fitness experts at SHAPE magazine. Training takes place twice per week at RunTex Riverside (422 W. Riverside Dr).

Each woman who crosses the finish line will receive a SHAPE Diva Dash pewter necklace, and the grand prize winner will win a trip to Aruba.  Men are welcome to join the ladies at the after party, which will be held on-site and will be a celebration of the days success with music, prize contests, and other fun activities.

The SHAPE Diva Dash race benefits GENaustin, a non-profit organization serving teenage girls throughout the state of Texas. Presenting sponsors at the race include Acura, Athleta, and Luna.

Registration is now open, so sign up with your favorite ladies at Prices start at $35 in advance, and participants will also have the option to register the day-of.

About SHAPE:

SHAPE, the global leader in the active lifestyle category, provides today's woman with inspiring, straight-talking editorial to enrich her mind and body. SHAPE is published by American Media, Inc., one of the most influential publisher of the world's leading health, fitness and active lifestyle magazine brands. Log on to for the latest in fitness, beauty and fashion.

About Adventure Fit

At Adventure Fit Inc, we live for fun outdoor adventures. Our passion shows in our work through every event, team, and experience we create. Founded on the slogan "Come out and Play!", Adventure Fit has produced some of the country's most popular participatory sporting events.

Our events are not only fun and unique, they also have a deeper goal: to open the eyes of our participants to a world of greater social and environmental responsibility. We partner exclusively with companies that have sustainable business practices and give back to non-profits around the country. For more information, visit