Truckeeand#8217;s New Balance/Girls on the Run 5K Fun Run | SierraSun.com

Truckeeand#8217;s New Balance/Girls on the Run 5K Fun Run

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Truckee and#8212; The New Balance/Girls on the Run 5K Fun Run event is open to the entire community June 6. Runners, walkers, children and strollers are all welcome (please, no dogs). Online pre-registration is $20 per person at http://www.girlsontherunsierras.org. Or register race day for $25 per person. Event festivities include music, games, a great raffle and food for purchase. Registration and pre-race festivities begin at 9 a.m. The run starts at 10 a.m., Truckee River View Sports Park, 12200 Joerger Drive (off Soaring Way). Participating in this event will help raise money for a program that creates strong, confident women of the future.

Girls on the Run is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls (grades third to eighth) to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Girls enrolled in the program have spent the last 10 weeks covering a curriculum that addresses all aspects of a girlsand#8217; development including their physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. The program culminates with a 3.1 mile event the girls have been building up to in each session. and#8220;I ran even farther today than last time!and#8221; and and#8220;I tried my bestand#8221; are just a few of the inspiring comments you will hear at a GOTR Sierras session.

For additional information, contact: Katie Pruski, Executive Director-Girls on the Run, (530) 277-1288 katie@girlsontherunsierras.org.

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Girls on the Run® Sierras is part of the international GOTR organization founded by Molly Barker, MSW and four-time Hawaii Ironman tri-athlete. In 1996. GOTR began with 13 brave girls and a 24-lesson curriculum. Today, Girls on the Run International is a 501c3 organization, offered in more than 150 cities across North America and the program has changed hundreds of thousands of girls and womenand#8217;s lives.