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Girls on the Run’s spring 5K draws 3731 runners and walkers and 114 teams

Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati held its semi-annual 5K, which takes place at the end of each spring and fall season.

This spring, GOTR Greater Cincinnati hosted 3,731 runners and walkers and 114 teams.

The goal of Girls on the Run is to inspire young girls to be healthy and confident. The program is 10 weeks where together, with their teammates, girls train to run a 5K and learn other life skills along the way.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th-grade girls that has served over one million girls across the country. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.

Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls.

The 10-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5K event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati

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