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Girls on the Run Atlanta Celebrates 10 Years of Motivating & Inspiring Girls

March 10, 2010

Girls on the Run Atlanta 10th AnniversaryGirls on the Run of Atlanta takes off for another season of its bi-yearly program that combines training for a 5K running event along with educating girls from third to eighth grade on living a healthy lifestyle and promoting positive body image.  This year, the Atlanta council reaches its 10-year milestone and will celebrate its impact on the more than 6,000 girls who have participated for the last decade, including over 500 who are involved in the spring session this year.

This spring, Girls on the Run will highlight several initiatives, culminating in the 5K event.

  • Give 10 for Our 10th: Celebrate a Decade of Running Strong: Girls on the Run of Atlanta commemorates 10 years by encouraging more people than ever to participate and support metro-Atlanta girls.
  • Girls on the Run Collaborative: Seven local non-profit organizations joined forces to create an initiative that raises awareness for issues facing young girls. A public service announcement is available to view at: www.girlscollaborative.org.
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration & Silent Auction: Tues., March 16th.
    • Guest Speaker, National Girls on the Run founder, Molly Barker
    • Health and Wellness focused silent auction items, (long weekend for 4 in Steamboat resort, Braves tickets and signed baseball, and more)
    • To RSVP, you must contact the GOTR Atlanta office.
  • New Balance Girls on the Run of Atlanta 5K: Sat., May 1st. WestStride (Northside Pkwy and West Paces Ferry).  After months of preparation, program participants and the public at large are invited to run in the program’s 5K. There is a registration fee of $25.

Also, in January, Girls on the Run of Atlanta was honored to receive a Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Honoring Dr. King’s legacy and his belief that, “life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” the Rollins Schools selects individuals and organizations in greater Atlanta whose work exemplifies the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Girls on the Run of Atlanta was selected for this prestigious award, recognizing the impact the organization has on Atlanta’s youth.

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