Girls On The Run program hosts meeting March 6 to plan 5K fun run

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Organizers and partners of Sitka’s Girls On The Run program will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, at Homeport Eatery to plan this year’s end-of-season five-kilometer fun run.

Girls On The Run is a life-changing empowerment program for girls in third through fifth grade. We teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory five-kilometer (3.1-mile) running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

The 12-week program is one of several in the region. GOTR of Southeast Alaska operates Girls On The Run programs in Sitka, Juneau, Ketchikan, Petersburg, and Yakutat. Check out what the program is all about. Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) hosts the GOTR program in Sitka.

The Girls On The Run program in Sitka will meet twice-weekly, from 2:15-4 p.m. on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Feb. 10 through May 8 at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School. The season-ending 5K run will be on Saturday, May 11.

For more information, contact Elena Gustafson at 747-3370 or

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