Girls on the Run 5k set for Nov. 19

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL - Girls on the Run South Louisiana is inviting the community to a 5k event that celebrates more than 400 young girls completing the 10-week Girls on the Run program.

The 5k will be held Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. 

Over the course of the program, girls develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k. The 5k provides girls with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal setting at a young age.

Men, women and children of all ages are encouraged to participate in the untimed, 3.1 mile event. There will be music, free activities for children, a Zumba warm-up and a post-5k snack.

To register for the event please visit: Registration is $30 on or before Thursday, November 16 and $35 until event day. Event registration is free for children 7 and under.

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