I admit to being nervous. I admit to not practicing. I admit that running a race in heels was surprisingly the most fun I’ve had at a race all year.
- Minimum heel height of 3 inches with a maximum circumference of 3 inches
- No wedges
- No platforms
- No mules or clogs
- No backless shoes
- No taping or adhering shoes to feet
- Cannot be modified or altered from it’s original design
- No boots
- No part of the shoe can extend above the ankle.
Looks like Johnny Weir found the perfect pair for the men’s race.
There was a 50 yard preliminary heat to determine placement in the final 150 meter race. I was in the 27th heat. I’m happy to report that I did not twist an ankle nor did a fall flat on my face.
While waiting for the official 150 meter race, I was able to snag a spot close enough to watch Regis and Kelly in action.
Around 9:30 a.m. all racers were called to the starting line. When Kristen Chenoweth and Kelly walked over, the ladies went wild trying to work their way to the front. Afraid of being spiked I eased my way towards the back. I also looked to make sure the women behind me didn’t look too eager.
My mantra: “Do not fall down, do not fall down!”
When the horn went off there was a loud stampede of 500 women running in heals. I think everyone was smiling from ear to ear the entire time. The first place winner won a 2011 Jetta and $10,000 cash!
After the race we learned that Zappos was giving everyone a free pair of shoes!!!
This was a great event that benefited The Heart Truth campaign. If you live in NYC, you must add this to your list of things to do next year.