Frances Ramirez '05 has been busy since she graduated from Hebron. She is currently a fashion stylist in the Boston area as well as redefining what it means to be a runner in Boston. With two other friends, Frances created the first bra run in 2017. All three women were looking to empower women to defy and redefine the image of a fit, healthy, strong Boston runner. Or, as Rock (one of the founders) says: “We’re giving the middle finger to mainstream messaging of how a runner should look.”
From the success of their first bra run, they have created TrailBlazHERs running group according to an article in Runners World Magazine. “Running now is therapy,” Frances says. One of Ramirez’s favorite TrailBlazHERs routes—one she says allows them to truly shine as women of color—is the Malden River Loop. The run passes through Everett, Malden, and Medford, and is dedicated to Malden High School track star Louise Stokes.
Read the full article here: This Women’s Run Crew Is Unapologetically Staking Their Claim to the Streets of Boston