Go Girls Go! 5K

Chambersburg, PA

This 5k Run/Walk is open to ALL community members! Children of all ages, families, and adults are welcome to come out and support our Go Girls Go! program - an empowerment and running program for local girls!

In Spring of 2016, Healthy Communities Partnership (HCP) implemented a new local afterschool empowerment and running program for local girls, Go Girls Go!  HCP began the program with 4th and 5th grade girls from local elementary schools with high numbers of socio-economically disadvantaged youth.  Participating girls meet twice a week for 10 weeks for lessons on a variety of topics – including peer relationships, goal-setting, decision-making, nutrition, hygiene, teamwork, and more; as well as a running lesson/activity each day.  Girls work on improving their personal fitness levels and endurance, and culminate in the completion of a 5k. 

The program has been expanded and is in its 3rd season.  Go Girls Go! continues to be a program for girls in 4th-6th grade that is designed to improve the health and well-being for girls at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives.  Research shows girls frequently drop out of organized sports around this age and many become very sedentary.  The program is designed with both educational lessons and physical activities – working to educate and empower young girls to improve their self-esteem, goal-setting skills, friendships, and increase their physical activity. 

We cordially invite you to participate in our 2nd bi-annual Go Girls Go! 5K Walk/Run.  Our last 5K had almost 200 runners!  This event will celebrate the hard work and success of our participating 90 girls from three schools - Ben Chambers Elementary, Hamilton Heights Elementary, and Chambersburg Area Middle School (CAMS) South and will be the culmination run for them – giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their hard work and success.  In addition, this run will help offset the continued costs of providing this free empowerment and running program to girls each fall and spring.  

We look forward to having lots of community support and many runners and walkers, 

Online registration ends 5/18, and t-shirts are guaranteed with all registrations by 5/4!

When & Where

May 20, 2017

Saturday

9:00 AM

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Chambersburg, PA

Chambersburg Area Middle School - South (CAMS South)

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