I have been counting down the days since my girls were born when they would be old enough to participate in Girls on the Run (GOTR). Only 5 more months to go! My girls have seen me running for as long as they can remember. Although I’m no marathon runner, I truly enjoy the sense of accomplishment that I feel after a run, no matter how long or short my distance is. My hope is that my girls will want to be a tiny bit like me and enjoy running. Thanks to founder, Molly Barker and her incredible staff at Girls on the Run, my girls will train for their first 5k and enjoy a structured program to make them stronger girls on many levels.
Girls on the Run is an after-school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. GOTR is for girls from 3rd through 8th grade. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls. The program focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health. During the 12-week program, girls are empowered with a greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement and a foundation in team building to help them become strong, content and self-confident young women.
Come enjoy this 5k event celebrating Girls on the Run. The event will include food, families, fun, festivities and of course, a 5k. If you arrive by 8:00 am you can get your hair spray colored at happy hair or stop by the Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes tent for some fun activities. There may even be a Tony the Tiger sighting! The entire event is celebrating Girls on the Run and the accomplishments of GOTR participants. The event is open to everyone so bring on the entire fam! To register, go to http://www.gotrcharlotte.org/. Here’s the scoop:
WHAT: The New Balance Girls on the Run 5K is a celebration for the girls who have participated in Girls on the Run, their family, friends and community members. Everyone is invited to participate in the 5k and enjoy the food, fun and festivities.
WHEN: This Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Dilworth’s Latta Park, 510 E. Park Ave., Charlotte, NC
REGISTRATION: Online at whttp://www.gotrcharlotte.org/ or in person at Run For Your Life.
What a great way to kick off Mother’s Day weekend! Does your daughter participate in GOTR? Please share your stories!
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