Girls on the Run is a program dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. The girls meet twice a week for 10 weeks and learn life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Throughout the ten weeks, the girls prepare for the culminating 5k celebration. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Please join us for this non-competitive 5k to celebrate fitness, fun and most importantly to honor the hard work of our GOTR girls! The 5k is a celebration of every individual';s achievement and therefore, it will not be a timed race. Running buddies have been assigned for all the girls. Community members wishing to run will register under the Individual Age group/ open registration category.
Event schedule and times
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in Mark Twain Riverfront Park. The 5k will begin at 9:30 a.m. for the general public and 9:50 a.m. for all GOTR girls and their Running Buddies. A celebration will be held immediately following the 5k in Mark Twain Riverfront Park. For a $5 donation, there will also be a 20-yard Tot Trot available at 11am for children ages 2-6 wishing to run. Registration for the Tot Trot will be held on site.