Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona will Host Annual 5k at Fort Tuthill

| October 24, 2016

Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona will Host Annual 5k at Fort Tuthill on November 12, 2016

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (November 12, 2016)– 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! We are very excited this fall to be adding the Hall of Heroes to our Healthy Living Expo. At this event girls will meet accomplished women from Northern Arizona who will inspire them to achieve their career goals.” said Marney Babbitt, Council Director.

The annual fall celebratory 5k event will take place on November 12, 2016 at Fort Tuthill County Park. Run day registration and packet pick up begins at 8 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. Online registration is open through October 31st, and can be found at www.gotrna.org. The cost to register is $25 for adults (over 13) and $15 for youth on or before October 31st. On November 1, costs increase to $30 for adults and $20 for youth.  All proceeds benefit GOTRNA. Along with the 5k, GOTRNA will host a Healthy Living Expo on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Coconino High School from 5:30- 7:30. This is where 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, Zumba, and more!

Girls on the Run is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona has trained 93 coaches this season which has allowed us to have 28 teams this fall at 24 schools, with 343 girls participating! With the help of our advisory board and volunteers, the program continues to grow and reach more girls each year.

The following sites are participating this fall:

  • BASIS Flagstaff
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Cromer Elementary School
  • DeMiguel Elementary School
  • Desert Star Community School
  • FJA Elementary School
  • Montessori Charter Schools of Flagstaff
  • Grand Canyon Elementary
  • Haven Montessori
  • Killip Elementary School
  • Kinsey Elementary School
  • Knoles Elementary School
  • La Tierra Community School
  • Leupp Elementary School
  • Many Farms Public School
  • Marshall Magnet Elementary School
  • Mountain School
  • Puente de Hozho Elementary School
  • Sedona Charter School
  • Sinagua Middle School
  • Thomas Elementary School
  • West Sedona Community School
  • Washington Elementary School, Winslow
  • Williams Elementary School
  • Williams Middle School

About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run® was established in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina with the help of thirteen brave girls. Flagstaff was lucky enough to gain a council in 2008 (GOTRNA) and since then has inspired girls all over Northern Arizona! Girls on the Run, a program of North Country HealthCare, is a physical activity program that inspires 3rd through 8th grade girls! The 10-week Girls on the Run program focuses on helping girls develop key life skills, such as cultivating confidence, responding to oneself and others with care and creating positive connections. The teams also learn the value of giving back to their community through a service project. Each season culminates with a 5k event that celebrates girls’ growth during the season.

To learn more about Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona visit www.gotrna.org or contact Marney Babbitt at 928-522-9452

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