Welcome to Girls on the Run of Union County – a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is “to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.”
Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K running event with healthy living education. Our programs instill self-esteem through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships and physical training – all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff and the community.
Girls on the Run of Union County is an affiliate of Girls on the Run International (www.girlsontherun.org) which has a network of 160 locations across the United States and Canada. A listing of these locations can be found here.
2013 Ginger Snap 5K
Benefiting Girls on the Run of Union County
Saturday, December 7th at 8:00am
Race is ON- rain or shine!!
- December 6th, 4:00-8:00pm: CMC-Waxhaw (Community Room) 2700 Providence Rd. South, Waxhaw, NC 28173
- Race Morning starting at 6:00am- Downtown Waxhaw
**NOTE: Current GOTR participants do NOT register through the Ginger Snap registration or need to go to Packet Pickup- their bibs will be handed out from their coach**
RACE DAY INFORMATION:
BEFORE THE RACE:
ALL GOTR teams will meet between 7:15am-7:30am at the WAXHAW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (downtown Waxhaw).
**There is NO parking at the Church. A suggested parking area for GOTR is an open field off of CHURCH ST. (1 block from the Waxhaw United Methodist)
There will be colored flags set up at the GOTR meeting place- Fall 2013- Flag Assignments
AFTER THE RACE:
GOTR girls will need to go through the GOTR Arch at the end of the race. Each GOTR participant will get a medal, but must have their GOTR t-shirt on to get a medal.
Spring 2014 Coaches NEEDED and Dates
Our Spring Season is just around the corner and we need volunteers like YOU to make a difference in a young girl’s life! If you have thought about coaching but weren’t sure what’s involved, or if you would like to guarantee your daughter a spot at her school, contact Bonnie@girlsontherununion.org for more information.
Coaching is FUN and EASY and we train you and supply everything you need! Don’t miss out on this awesome volunteer opportunity- we promise you’ll enjoy it as much as the girls do!
- Monday, January 13th- Registration Opens at 7:00pm
- Friday, January 17th- Registration Closes or when is site is FULL
- Week of February 3rd- Season starts
- Saturday, April 26th- Girls on the Run of Union County 5K- Lake Park, NC