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Magee’s Girls on the Run Program Hosts 5K Event

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2/21/2016

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WHAT: Girls on the Run of Magee-Womens Hospital, a 12-week program encouraging physical activity and positive life skills, will host a celebratory 5K event to mark the end of its season. Girls in grades 3 through 8 will run alongside friends and community members, and take part in pre- and post-run activities, including a visit from local mascots, music, games and a raffle.
 
The event is open to the public, and the cost of registration is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the 5K. All runners receive an event shirt. To register or to view more information, visit the Magee Girls on the Run website.
 
WHY: For 20 years, Girls on the Run International has encouraged young girls. Volunteer coaches train all-girl teams of runners while promoting confidence, teamwork and community service. Magee’s Girls on the Run program has served more than 12,000 girls over 16 seasons.
 
WHO: Girls on the Run participants, their families and community members
 
WHEN: Sunday, May 15
 
  • 8 a.m.           Opening ceremony
  • 9 a.m.           5K begins
  • 9:30 a.m.      Finish line celebration
  • 10:30 a.m.    Raffle drawings and kids ribbon race
WHERE: Hartwood Acres Concert Area, 4100 Middle Road, Allison Park, Pa., 15101
 
Note to Media: To cover this event, arrangements must be made in advance by contacting Courtney Caprara at 412-592-8134 or CapraraCL@upmc.edu.