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Girls on the Run Las Vegas to Host Virtual 5K This May

Participants running in last year’s GOTR virtual 5K.
(Photo Courtesy of Girls on the Run Las Vegas)

GIRLS ON THE RUN LAS VEGAS TO HOST VIRTUAL 5K,
MAY 1 TO 31

WHAT:
Girls on the Run Las Vegas (GOTR) invites the Las Vegas community to get moving by participating in their second virtual 5K. Participants will complete the 5K any time between Saturday, May 1 and Monday, May 31 at a location of their choice. All participants are encouraged to run, walk, skate, scooter or roll to complete the virtual race in support of Girls on the Run. This season’s celebratory virtual event will take place with 68 girls from 8 different sites around the valley, as well as their adult running buddies, community runners and a cheering section. All runners will receive race bibs and medals from Girls on the Run Las Vegas.

Each year, Girls on the Run hosts two 5K events, gathering young girls from elementary and middle schools in Clark County to accomplish one common goal—to be healthy, confident and joyful. Each girl runs with an adult Running Buddy who runs alongside them during the 5K. Girls currently participating in the Spring Season 2021 GOTR LV program are already registered to run the virtual 5K. Anyone can register as a community runner if they are not registered as a Running Buddy or affiliated with a current GOTR LV program participant.

This celebratory, non-competitive event marks the conclusion of a season-long, experienced-based curriculum designed to develop confidence, friendship, strength and emotional and spiritual health in young girls—all while integrating running. The program provides participants with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal-setting at a young age.

WHO:

  • Kate McLaughlin, executive director, GOTR
  • Girls participating in the Fall 5K
  • Running buddies participating in the Fall 5K

VISUALS:

  • Girls from around Southern Nevada dressed in festive, colorful running gear and race bibs.
  • Running Buddies wearing race bibs.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 1 through Monday, May 31, 2021.
Participants will complete the 5K whenever they choose.

WHERE:
Participants will complete the 5K wherever they choose.

COST:

  • Adults: $25
  • Children: $10
  • Cheering Section: $25 – For those who are not interested or cannot complete a 5K themselves but do want to celebrate a GOTR girl or support Girls on the Run Las Vegas. 

MEDIA RSVP:
Media interested in filming a virtual 5K are requested to contact Desiree Webb, desiree@thevoxagency.com and (702) 569-0616. The Vox Agency will then connect with participants and advise of planned run dates, times and locations.

REGISTRATION:
Click here to register as a community runner.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
www.GirlsontheRunLV.org
Facebook: @girlsontherunlv
Twitter and Instagram: @gotrlv

ABOUT GIRLS ON THE RUN LAS VEGAS
Girls on the Run® Las Vegas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through a research-based curriculum which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd through 8th grade 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 event.

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Girls on the Run Las Vegas to Host Virtual 5K This May