2,300 participate in 5K run
More than 2,300 participants and 68 teams gathered on June 1 for the Girls on the Run South Central Wisconsin 5K event at Middleton High School, the culminating moment of the Girls on the Run season.
Girls on the Run is a nationwide physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in grades 3-5. It is a nonprofit organization offering positive youth development programming in Dodge, Columbia, Dane, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock and Sauk counties.
Girls train with volunteer coaches twice a week leading up to the season-ending 5K run, in which each girl is paired with a running buddy.
“The finish line is truly just the beginning for our participants. The completion of the 5K shows our girls what they can accomplish when they set a goal, prepare meaningfully, and work in partnership with their teammates and coaches,” said Christine Benedict, the executive director of the local Girls on the Run council. “The 5K is a beautiful display of their limitless potential.”
For more information about Girls on the Run, visit girlsontherunscwi.org.