February 20, 2013
From left—Sarah Lane, Rosie Bombaugh, Coach Kelly Kavanaugh, Michele Dobiecki and Laura Weeks, all members of Potomac River Running’s Burke training class, are part of the group traveling to Orlando to participate in the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon.
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Members of Potomac River Running training program have been preparing since September.
When contemplating Disney princesses, one immediately thinks of fairy godmothers and pumpkin carriages, flying carpets and pet tigers, flaming red hair and fishtails. Inner strength is a characteristic these women share—one of which we are quick to remind young girls—and so is rescue-ability. But for 16 local female runners who have been training since last fall to complete a half marathon, the Disney Princess is all about being their own hero.