Are you up for an amazing celebration of girl power? The Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk is the culminating celebration for over 700 3rd through 8th grade girls who have completed the 10-week Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs in Stark County. In the 10 weeks leading up to the 5k, these girls train with a team of close friends to empower their inner SuperSHEroes and complete the GOTR 5k Run/Walk.
Defeat the Girl Box Our inner Superheroes constantly battle the Girl Box. Yeah, the GIRL BOX. Walk down the doll aisle in any store, and you’ll see rows and rows of identical boxes. Lots and lots of perfect little boxes. Society pressures all women to fit into its version of these perfect little boxes: the Girl Box. Inside it, we’re trying to be who we’re told we’re supposed to be (you know—skinny, pretty, perfectly dressed, etc . . .), instead of being our truly awesome, amazing, powerful, unique selves. Isn’t it time you broke out of your Girl Box?
Check your Girl Box at the registration desk, and join us for the Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk! It’s a 5K like no other—capes, giggles, smiles, tutus, crowns, girl power stripes, colorful hairdos, cheers, encouragement, and girl power abound! All women and girls are free to be themselves (aka AMAZING) and complete the 5K at their own pace and with their own unique style.
Women Only!* Our 8th annual GOTR 5K Run/Walk is open to female walkers and runners of all shapes, sizes, and abilities . . . and just one male.*
*Don’t worry. It’s just one guy. They’ve cheered us on for 5 years, so we thought we’d give them one chance to participate . . . but just one chance.
Please do not register your Girls on the Run participant! She is already registered for this event.
Course Description New course for 2017. Details to be announced soon.