Girls on the run |

Girls on the run

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Hundreds of local girls and community members donned lavender shirts as they run side by side in the Wondergirl 5K at Riverview Sports Park on Sunday.

The event is a fundraiser for Girls on the Run Sierras, a local nonprofit promoting healthy lifestyles and community involvement for girls ages 8 though 12.

Girls on the Run Sierras is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has more than 160 locations in the United States and Canada.

The program’s goal is to instill self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, fostering relationships and physical training.

A total of 68 girls ages 8 through 12 from practice after school two days a week at Truckee, Glenshire, Tahoe Lake and Kings Beach elementary schools.

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