Girls on the Run of Dayton 5K

Posted October 24, 2011

Girls on the Run of Dayton 5K

Girls on the Run of Dayton is well into their third season! Up and Running is excited to be a partner of the Dayton Chapter for the 2011 season. Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, character development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade.  The mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.  Girls on the Run – Dayton is a council of Girls on the Run International, founded in 1996, by Molly Barker, a visionary, Ironman triathlete. Today, there are nearly160 locations across the U.S. & Canada, with new locations added each year.  Girls on the Run® combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) event with healthy living education. They use exercise, positive reinforcement, and encouraging role models to help girls discover the confidence they need in the critical pre-teen years and beyond.

Looking for an inspiring and fun November 5k?  Visit Speedy Feet today to register for the New Balance Girls on the Run of Dayton 5K to be held on November 19, 2011 9am at Welcome Stadium!  Don’t miss this one of a kind event!  The event is the celebration 5K for the participants of girls on the run but the 5K is open to the public as well!

Are you interested in running the 5K and volunteering at the same time?  We are looking for running buddies!  Every participant in Girls on the Run has a “running buddy” to run with them while completing the 5K.  While family and family friends are encouraged to run with the girls, in many cases this is not possible.  That’s where you come in!  Sign up today to be a running buddy!  If you’re interested in being a running buddy, simply contact Christine at

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