[photos courtesy of Girls on the Run]
Every single Girls on the Run race, I’ve had a scheduling conflict, and I know being a coach takes up more time that I can devote right now–but the program sounds amazing. It’s something that my friend/Former Coworker Abby is incredibly passionate about, so
my Catholic guilt kicked in for not making it to any of the GOTR events I’m happy to help her spread the word.
If you’re unfamiliar with Girls on the Run, they help empower young girls–through running–to learn to treat themselves with respect and to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
Due to overwhelmingly awesome growth, they need more volunteers at their season-end 5K at Asphalt Green this Sunday! Again, I have a schedule conflict, but NY runner buddies: maybe you can help!
Abby says: “This is a great way to squeeze in some exercise as well as experience the excitement of race day firsthand. The day is incredibly inspiring. I nearly cried the first time I witnessed all of the girls crossing the finish line of their first 5K with friends and family cheering them on. Gives me chills just thinking about it!”
They need both running buddies (as in, someone who runs the race with one of the girls) and general volunteers (who help out with handing water or working the sign-in table), and you can sign up at those respective links. There’s a small fee for each, which covers processing costs/background checks and race fees–but everyone receives a shirt and swag bag.