Girls on the Run to have Flower Power 5K Saturday
May 11, 2014 | 337 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Girls on the Run will hold its annual spring 5k on May 17 on the Greenway at Tinsley Park.

The “Flower Power 5k” festivities will begin at 9 a.m. with the Happy Hair Station sponsored by Static Salon.

A Zumba warm-up led by Kelly Reiss will take place at 9:45 a.m., and the 5k will begin at 10 a.m.

The top male and female finishers will win Garmin watches, and all entrants will be eligible to win door prizes.

Girls on the Run holds a 5k at the end of each fall and spring semester to celebrate the third through eighth-grade girls completing the training program.

This season, girls from Mayfield Elementary, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, E.L. Ross Elementary, North Lee Elementary, St. Peter’s School, Boyd Buchanan School and Westside Elementary participated in Girls on the Run, which teaches girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

One focus of the semester-long program is a community service project.

Girls on the Run is currently collecting new and gently used shoes to donate to local individuals in need.

Anyone wishing to donate shoes may do so by contacting Erika Cooke, Girls on the Run’s executive director, at Erika.cooke@girlsontherun.org or by bringing them to the Flower Power 5k on May 17.

This year’s spring 5k is made possible by several local sponsors: Bilbo Law Office, Central Drug, Cooke’s Food Store, HoneyBaked Ham, Honda of Cleveland, SouthEast Bank, Workout Anytime and Title Guaranty and Trust Company, as well as the volunteer support of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Girls on the Run of Bradley County is funded through the local United Way.

The Flower Power 5k is an untimed race that is open to the community. To register or for more information about Girls on the Run, visit www.girlsontherunsetn.org.