Girls to Graduate from 5K Training at Girls on Run Event

10/12/2017 - 14:22

girl.jpgTAMPA, FL — 560 elementary school girls from 42 schools spanning from Sarasota to Tampa, Fla. will “graduate” from their after-school 5K training and life skills program as they line up to run and finish the UnitedHealthcare Girls on the Run 5K on Dec. 9. Registration is open to the public, with the race expected to attract more than 1,000 participants.

The annual fall race is part of the Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay 5K Race Series, with events in December and May of each year, both of which serve as primary fundraising tools for the non-profit organization.

The UnitedHealthcare Girls on the Run 5K Series takes place at Poynter Park in downtown St. Pete. Participants will be treated to a scenic, waterfront out and back course.

The inspiration:

This transformational program has provided thousands of Gulf Coast region elementary school girls with the opportunity to improve their self-esteem, confidence and gain valuable social and life skills. Roughly one-third of participants come from lower income and/or challenging home environments and through this after-school initiative, are provided with the opportunity to participate in a safe and interactive program that has proven to change girls’ lives for the better. Scholarships from UnitedHealthcare and other local supporters help many lower income schools and individual girls participate with the goal of inspiring girls to take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms.


7-8:30 a.m. – On-site registration, packet pick up

7-8:30 a.m. – Pre-Race Village Expo

8:30 a.m. – Warm up dance session

8:50 a.m. – 5K start line up, welcome and announcements

9:00 a.m. – 5K start

10:00-10:30 a.m. – Post race dance party

Registration and Information:
About Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in the 3rd through 5th grades. The girls are taught life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay is a 501c3 non-profit and a subsidiary of GOTR International. For more information, visit www.gotrtampa.org.

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