Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona will Host 5K Event on Nov. 9

| October 29, 2019

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FLAGSTAFF — Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona (GOTRNA) will host their annual 5K event — a celebration of and for the girls who are completing a three month season of Girls on the Run programming.

“The celebratory 5K is an important part of the GOTR experience. The event gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement; they set a goal and they reach it!” said Marney Babbitt-Pierce, Council Director.

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 grade. Participation in the 5K event on November 9th is open to the public and all proceeds from the event will benefit
Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona. The 5k course will be 3.1 miles and there will be cheer and water stations throughout the run. Last season’s 5K event brought together over 1,000 participants including program participants, their family, friends, and community members. Registration cost is $30 for adults and $20 for youth and includes an event shirt.

Along with the 5K, GOTRNA will host a Healthy Living Expo on Friday, November 8, at Coconino Community College from 5:30- 7:30. At the Expo girls, their family, and community runners have the opportunity to celebrate their outstanding progress this season, pick up their t-shirts and goody bags. Attendees will enjoy a Hall of Heroes, games, crafts, and more!

Packet pick up will be on November 9ᵗʰ starting at 8:00 a.m. From 8 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. there will be fun activities for runners. The group warm-up will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the run will begin at 10 a.m. For more information about the event, how to register and volunteer opportunities, visit

About Girls on the Run: 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 that 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. 


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