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Girls on the Run of Berks County will Host 5K Event

Story written by Sandra Krafczek

Nov 11, 2019

Girls on the Run of Berks County will host its celebratory 5K event on November 24, 2019 at Penn State Berks Campus. 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 3rdto 8thgrade. During the ten-week program, girls participate in lessons that foster confidence, build peer connections and encourage community service while they prepare for an end-of-season celebratory 5K event.

Participation in the 5K event on November 24, 2019, is open to the public and all proceeds from the event will benefit Girls on the Run of Berks County. Last season’s 5K event brought together over 1,300 participants including program participants, their family and friends and community members. Registration cost is $28.

Packet pick up will be on November 22, 2019, at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA  19601 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. The event will begin 8:00am on November 24, 2019, at Penn State Berks Campus and early arrival is suggested. For more information about the event, how to register and volunteer opportunities, visit www.gotrberks.org or email Sandra Krafczek, Executive Director, at [email protected]

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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