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Girls on the Run Hosts Annual Fall 5K Events in Lancaster and Berks Counties

Nov 02, 2015 12:43PM

Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Lancaster County will host its annual fall 5K event at 9 a.m., November 14, at Millersville University. GOTR of Berks County will host its annual fall 5K event at 9:30 a.m., December 13, at Reading Area Community College.

The GOTR 5K celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the 12-week GOTR curriculum, in which hundreds of girls celebrate the completion of the program by participating with family, friends and members of their communities.

GOTR is a life-changing program for girls in third through eighth grades, with a mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The 24 GOTR lessons combine training for a 5k run/walk event with lessons that inspire girls to be independent thinkers, enhance their problem-solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff and the community. Full and partial sponsorships for participating girls are funded in part by local sponsors.

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