Girls on the Run will host 5K event on May 6
Published 12:18 pm Thursday, April 14, 2022
Girls on the Run Northeast Tennessee will host its “Glow the Distance Color-Splash” 5K event on Friday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Towne Acres School in Johnson City.
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun and engaging running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in third to eighth grade. During this eight-week program, girls participate in lessons that foster confidence, build peer connections, and encourage community service while they prepare for an end-of-season celebratory 5K event!
Participation in the 5K event is open to the public and all proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run Northeast Tennessee to provide scholarships for area girls to participate in the program during the fall season. The last 5K event brought together over a thousand participants which included program participants, their family and friends, and community members. Registration cost is $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. Registration before April 22 guarantees an event shirt and all participants receive a medal, 5K bib, and the satisfaction of knowing you helped provide the life-changing program to a young girl in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Packet pick-up will be on Thursday, May 5, at Academy Sports plus Outdoors, from 5 to 7 p.m. The 5K will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at Towne Acres School. Participants may park at North Johnson City Baptist Church, Harvest Time Baptist Church, and along the streets near the school. Check-in and pre-event activities begin at 5:30 p.m, so early arrival is suggested.
For more information about this fun-filled event, how to register, and volunteer opportunities, visit www.StrongGirlsRun.com!