Sunday, April 26, 2009

Girls on the Run: A no-pressure 5K

Want to run a 3.1-miler just for fun? The New Balance Girls On The Run 5K -- set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 at Dilworth's Latta Park -- is not timed, making it perfect for beginners and families.

Last year, about 1,200 people ran the course, which uses streets around the perimeter of the park. Girls On The Run promotes self-esteem and strong values through health education, mentoring and physical training for girls in the third through eighth grade.

Oh, and despite the name, the race isn't girls-only ... or even girls- and women-only. Yes, gentlemen -- you're invited to run, too.
And although there are no official results or awards, there will be a clock at the finish line for runners interested in knowing their times.

Registration is $20 before race day, $25 on race day. There are discounts for kids under 13 and for families of four or more. Want more info? Click here.