Go Far Woman started out as a dream ~ to honor & remember Dr. Renee Schwandt. Renee was an OB/GYN physician at Essentia Health, and passed away unexpectedly in July 2003 at the age of 38. She was loved by her family, patients and pretty much everyone who knew her!
In 2013, the dream came to fruition when Essentia Health and Run Around Events teamed up and started the Go Far Woman Run - an event that celebrates the strength, determination and beauty of women & girls!
The first year included a 5K Walk/Run, Half Marathon & 2 Person Relay. The event grew in 2014 with the 10K. In 2015, the Go Far Girl, girl's only youth run was born, and in 2016 we introduced the Go Far Baby Diaper Dash and Toddler Trot! Finally in 2018, the Champion 5K on Friday night was born - and includes men and women! Now we have encompassed all family members in a great weekend event!
Each year the Go Far Woman raises money to donated to the Essentia Health NICU, where Dr. Renee Schwandt worked with some of her smallest patients. To date, over $39,000 has been donated!
In 2019, Go Far Woman will have it's 7th running under Run Around Events, a management group owned by Sue Bertsch, Renee's sister!
Join us for the 7th Annual Go Far Woman, the weekend of August 9th & 10th, 2019!
'There is no force equal to a WOMAN determined to RISE!'