Girls on the Run spring 5K registration still open

May. 08, 2014 @ 07:13 PM

Granville County will be the site of the Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday for the first time since the program began four years ago.

Girls on the Run, a non-profit youth development program, seeks to inspire confidence and healthy lifestyles in young girls through a positive curriculum and running.

At each fall and spring season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5K running event.

The Henderson Family YMCA, Granville-Vance District Health Department and the Henderson Junior Woman’s Club began Girls on the Run of Northern North Carolina in 2010.

The program now serves about 130 girls at 10 sites in the northern part of the state, including elementary schools in Vance and Granville counties.

Last season’s 5K also solicited canned food donations for Area Christians Together in Service to help provide meals to those less fortunate in the community.

During each season, the girls in the program meet two times a week for an hour after school.

The curriculum is broken down into 24 lessons, with the first eight focusing on building self-esteem and confidence.

The second eight lessons deal with overcoming peer pressure and the final eight lessons emphasize community service.

All the girls in the program are required to do a community impact project at the end of the season.

The event starts at 9 a.m. in front of the D.N. Hix Gym on Spring Street in downtown Oxford.

For more information, contact Julia Langley at (252) 438-2144.

 

Contact the writer at smansur@hendersondispatch.com.