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Girls on the Run - DC's Community 5K: Run, Walk, and Inspire

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WASHINGTON - eTradeWire -- Girls on the Run-DC (GOTR-DC) is excited to announce its Fall Season Community 5K event, set to take place Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Anacostia Park. This event promises a morning of active family fun, empowerment, and community engagement.

GOTR-DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young girls by providing them with the tools to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a researched-based curriculum that creatively integrates running and mentorship.

Key event details:
  • Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
  • Location: Anacostia Park, Washington, DC
    (894 Howard Rd. SE, Washington, DC 20020)
  • Pre-race fun activities: 7AM
  • 5K Race start time: 8AM

The GOTR-DC Community 5K is not just a race; it's a celebration of the incredible girls who have worked hard during the 10-week season to build their confidence and other important life skills. Event attendees include program participants, their coaches, friends and families, and the community at large. Everyone is encouraged to join in the fun, whether you're running, walking, or cheering from the sidelines.

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Pre-race festivities begin at 7AM and feature a variety of engaging activities and entertainment for all ages. Participants and spectators can look forward to face painting, music, dancing and more!

The 5K itself kicks off promptly at 8AM. The course winds through the scenic Anacostia Park, providing a beautiful backdrop for participants of all ages and abilities.

Registration for the event is now open, and all proceeds go directly to supporting the GOTR-DC program scholarship fund. More than 65% of program participants are provided with a full or partial scholarship, ensuring that every girl has the opportunity to participate despite their ability to pay.

"We're absolutely thrilled to invite the community to join us for this incredible event," said Devoria Armstead, Executive Director of Girls on the Run - DC. "Our Community 5K provides an opportunity for our girls to shine and celebrate their accomplishments. We encourage everyone to come out, cheer on our teams, and be part of an uplifting experience."

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For more details about the event, registration, and Girls on the Run - DC, please visit https://www.gotrdc.org/5K.

About Girls on the Run - DC

Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, character development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. The mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program uses exercise, positive reinforcement, and encouraging role models to help girls discover the confidence they need in the critical pre-teen years and beyond. Girls on the Run – DC is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, and has served more than 23,000 girls since its founding in 2006.

Keisha Smith

Source: Girls On the Run-DC
Filed Under: Non-profit

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