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Girls on the Run of the Treasure Coast 5K Event
December 9 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am$25.00
Girls on the Run of the Treasure Coast will host its 5K event on December 9 at South Beach Park in Vero Beach. Girls on the Run is a physical, activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in 3rd to 8th grades. During the ten-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 on December 9 is open to the public and all proceeds from the event will benefit Girls on the Run of the Treasure Coast. Hot Cocoa is the festive theme. Last season’s 5K event brought together 355 participants including program participants, their family and friends, and community members. This season there are 160 girls in the program throughout Indian River and St. Lucie counties. The finish line will be an exciting celebration of all they’ve accomplished and an experience like any other for all the participants!
Registration cost is $25 and includes an event shirt and refreshments. Packet pick up will be on December 8 at Runner’s Depot. The event will begin at 7:30am on December 9 at South Beach Park, and early arrival is suggested. For more information about the event, how to register, and volunteer opportunities, visit www.girlsontheruntc.org.
Girls on the Run is a national physical, activity-based, positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. 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 who guide and mentor the girls.The ten-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 has served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996.