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GOTR featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post

March 14, 2011

Girls on the Run AtlantaThis past week Girls on the Run was featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post. The article focuses on the girls of Rebecca Minor Middle School and the gifts given them by one of our wonderful sponsors, New Balance.

Minor Elementary started its club this year after kindergarten teacher Shawna Voight received a grant from Girls on the Run of Atlanta. Teachers Heather Alvira and Laurie Pitcock co-sponsor the club. The girls in the club meet twice weekly to train together to participate in a 5K run at the end of April. Xiyanna [Larkin] said she joined the club because she wasn’t very good at running. She said she still struggles with pacing herself, but she knows her running skills are improving. The 9-year-old said she’s also making healthier choices.

To read the full article, click here.

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