Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Girls on the Run of Greater Susquehanna Valley Holds Celebratory 5K

More than 1,200 girls, spectators, volunteers and community members gathered on Sunday, November 12, 2017, for the Girls on the Run of Greater Susquehanna Valley 5K event, the culminating moment of the Girls on the Run season.

“Completing the Girls on the Run 5k gives our participants a tangible sense of accomplishment. It is the perfect opportunity for us to show our girls that no goal is out of reach and no dream is too big,” said executive director, Shannon Butters.

Girls on the Run is a nationally known physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in 3rd - 8th grades.

During the 10-week program, girls participate in lessons that foster confidence, build peer connections and encourage community service while they prepare for the end-of-season celebratory 5K event.


Across seven counties, including Lycoming, Columbia, Montour, Juniata, Northumberland, Union and Snyder, more than 90 trained volunteer coaches facilitated the curriculum to 23 teams of girls this season, helping equip them with the physical and emotional skills necessary to carry them over the 5K finish line at Susquehanna University.

For more information about Girls on the Run, including how to register a girl or get involved, visit www.gotrgsv.org.

GOTR-GSV would like to extend a special thank you to Presenting 5k Sponsors, Aubrey Alexander Toyota and Blaise Alexander Ford for their continued support. Additionally, GOTR-GSV would like to thank Evangelical Community Hospital for their support as Program Title Sponsor.

About Girls on the Run
Much more than a running program, Girls on the Run inspires girls in 3rd – 8th grades to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through a 10-week curriculum that includes dynamic discussions, activities and fun running games. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K
event.

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