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2,300 participate in 5K run

More than 2,300 participants and 68 teams gathered 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.

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.

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