I have mentioned a few times that I am volunteering on the planning committee for the Girls on the Run of the Triangle spring 5k this year. Even though I have already done a short plug for this race once, I am going to do it again.
For those who aren’t familiar, Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization in cities across the US that aims to empower young girls by teaching them to enjoy the sport of running and embrace a healthy, active lifestyle. For Girls on the Run of the Triangle, the spring 5k is their biggest event and is a very exciting opportunity for the girls to celebrate all that they have accomplished during the season. Since I was unable to fit being a coach with Girls on the Run into my work schedule, I am so excited to be helping to plan this race.
A few things you should know about the Girls on the Run 5k…
- The race is NOT just for Girls on the Run participants! It is open to the whole community and GOTR really encourages family and friends of participants as well as individuals who have never been involved in Girls on the Run to come out and enjoy the event.
- The race is NOT just for girls and/or women! Men and boys can and should participate too – bring your entire family.
- The race is open to all skill levels! If you have been thinking about running your first 5k and want an easy going and fun race, this is right up your alley. There are sure to be seasoned runners and new-comers alike at this event and when you register you can choose whether you want to be timed or not.
The race is on April 12, 2014, in Durham, NC. For more information or to register for the 5k check out the race website.
If you live in or around the Triangle area, I hope you’ll participate in this race. If you know someone who lives in or around the Triangle, I hope you’ll tell them about this race. If neither of those statements apply to you… well… thanks for listening anyway!