REGISTRATION OPENS FOR MILESTONE SEASON OF
GIRLS ON THE RUN LAS VEGAS
Health Plan of Nevada to be Presenting Sponsor of Spring 5k at UNLV
Registration has begun for the 2017 spring season of Girls on the Run Las Vegas, a 10-week health and empowerment program for elementary and middle school girls across the valley.
Girls on the Run Las Vegas will celebrate its fifth year in Clark County with record-breaking participation as the program expands its reach, serving 37 elementary and middle schools plus four Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada locations. Nearly 600 girls are expected to take part in the program that begins in February and culminates at the end of April. A full list of sitesplus program fees and details can be found at www.girlsontherunlv.org
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. Volunteer coaches meet with small groups of 8 to 15 girls for 20 sessions that encourages personal development, team building and connection to the community.
The program culminates with a celebratory 5k run/walk for girls, their families and friends. This year’s event has a new home and new presenting sponsor. Health Plan of Nevada is the presenting sponsor of the 5k which will be held inside the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus on April 30, 2017.
“Girls on the Run embodies everything we look for in a community partner,” said Trevor Hays, Regional Director of Communication for UnitedHealthcare. “By teaching young girls the importance of making healthy choices, setting goals, embracing their individuality and approaching challenges positively, the program teaches critical tools that will impact them for a lifetime. The fitness the girls develop along with the life skills makes the program unique and very powerful.”
Girls on the Run has served 1.2 million girls collectively since its inception in 1996 and can be found in all 50 states and Canada.
“We’re excited to celebrate our fifth year of helping local girls reach their full potential,” said Brigette Kirvin, Executive Director of Girls on the Run Las Vegas. “We’re grateful that Health Plan of Nevada sees the challenges facing girls today and how our program provides the tools and motivation to overcome those challenges.”
Other community partners for the 2017 season include United Way of Southern Nevada Women’s Leadership Council, Zappos, Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican, Findlay Chevrolet, Smiths, Coca-Cola, Southern Nevada Health District, Speedee Mart and many more.