Girls on the Run makes an impact in the area
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BRATTLEBORO- Girls on the Run Vermont announces its Southern Vermont 5K run/walk 10 am on Saturday, May 20, at the Brattleboro Union High School. This celebratory event, presented by Against the Grain Gourmet, is the culmination of GOTRVT’s 10-week afterschool empowerment program for local girls in grades three to eight, and is open for the community to participate as a runner, walker, volunteer or sideline supporter.

Girls on the Run Vermont has impacted more than 40,000 Vermont girls since its inception in 1999, and its mission to inspire young girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident is growing each year.

This year, the Girls on the Run program, along with the Heart & Sole curriculum for sixth-to eighth-grade girls, will reach more than 2,800 girls at over 150 sites in the state. Proceeds from the 5K event benefit Girls on the Run Vermont’s Every Girl Fund. This fund helps to ensure that every girl in Vermont can participate in the program through automatic subsidies, and additional financial assistance to those girls who need it the most.

Early-bird registration for the Girls on the Run Vermont 5K is $10 for children and $20 for adults. Register online at www.gotrvt.org/southern-5K-brattleboro until 11:59 pm on May 18. Day-of registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the Brattleboro Union High School, with entry fees $10 for children and $30 for adults. All GOTRVT participants and coaches who registered for the program are automatically registered for the 5K event.

Volunteers are also needed. From course volunteers and face painting, to equipment setup and breakdown, there are many opportunities to get involved. Individuals, families, and groups such as school clubs, sports teams, and others, can sign up in advance to volunteer at www.gotrvt.org/southern-5k-brattleboro.
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