The Plus Strut Launches First Ever 5K for Plus Size Women in Atlanta [Photos]

The Plus Strut

By Jack Barnes

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, history was made! The Plus Strut™which is officially sanctioned by the U.S. Track & Field as the first ever 5K run/walk for plus size women, put plus to pavement and held its inaugural experience at the beautiful Chastain Park. Curvy girls from all over the United States and abroad, including Maine, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, New York and Bermuda, came out with super sized excitement ready to prove that The Plus Strut™ is here to stay!


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“I am ABSOLUTELY BEYOND words,” exclaims Joy Tribble – media personality, comedian and founder of The Plus Strut™. “This thought that I had a little over a year ago has become a reality. It really is a dream come true and my heart is overflowing.”
Speaking of overflowing, The Plus Strut™ was a wellspring of love and support! Participants and supporters not only commanded the streets with proud strides and celebration, they also filled the experience with laughter, dancing, hugs and cheers of motivation and encouragement.
Erica P., a supporter who traveled from Florida with her sisters shared, “Once I heard about this event, I called my sisters and said, ‘We have to do this!’ We just wanted to  experience it to be around people like us and not feel uncomfortable. So, we came out to represent, walk and get healthy. We’ll definitely be back next year!”
The Plus Strut™ experience kicked off with registration and networking. Surrounded by sponsors – Mix 87.7, Noosa, Verizon, JunoActive, PlusZone, TJ Automotive, Lambert Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Big Fig Mattress, Remedy 2 Wellness and 2T Water, the event also featured an exciting photo booth, a pre-race warm-up presented by Be Fit with Brodney and a finish line dance party!
In a country filled with every kind of 5K event imaginable, The Plus Strut™ takes reign as the first in its class that is, specifically, created to encourage and embrace a demographic of women that are seldom seen doing activities of this type.
Already deemed “the curviest 5K on the planet,” The Plus Strut™ welcomes plus size women of all fitness levels, from beginner to pro. It is a curated, safe space where participants can take on the challenge in pride and stride, and be cheered on until they cross the finish line. Offering a diverse atmosphere, tremendous support and a continuous out pour of love, Plus Strutters get more than exercise… they get an experience that will impact their lives forever!
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