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Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio Spring 2014 5k

Saturday May 31, 2014
Maumee, OH US 43537
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Start Time: 9:00am EDT
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March 24, 2014 @ 12:00am EDT - May 29, 2014 @ 5:00pm EDT
12 and under: $20.00 Race Fee
Place
3100 Main Street
Maumee, OH US 43537
Description

Are you up for an amazing celebration of GIRL POWER?  Our Spring 5k, which will be held at Fallen Timbers Mall, on Saturday, May 31st will be the culmination of our Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio Spring season.  All of our participants will be completing the 5k along with their family and friends.  This event is NOT just for our participants and NOT just for girls....we would love for our whole community to come out and show our support for these girls!

Last Fall, we had nearly 700 participants at our race and we had an amazing time!  On May 31st, we expect an even bigger crowd and an even more amazing experience!

Feel free to come decked out in a cape, a tutu, a crown, a colorful hairdo....anything goes! 

Defeating the Girl Box ... just a little taste of what GOTR is all about

Our inner superheroes constantly battle the Girl Box.  Yeah, the GIRL BOX.  Walk down the doll aisle in any store, and you'll see rows and rows of identical boxes.  Lots and lots of perfect little boxes.  Society pressures all women to fit into its version of these perfect little boxes: the Girl Box.  Inside it, we're trying to be who we're told we're supposed to be (you know - skinny, pretty, perfectly dressed, etc....), instead of being our truly awesome, amazing, powerful, unique selves!  Isn't it time you broke out of your Girl Box?

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Entry Fees

Pre-registration for runners 13 years and older: $25
Race day registration for runners 13 years and older: $30
Registration for runners 12 years and younger: $20

Race Cancellation Policy

Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio will not authorize refunds in the event that the race is cancelled.  Please refer to the race registration waiver to more details on our race cancellation policy.

Awards

Participants of the Girls on the Run Spring 2014 program, as well as any participant under the age of 13, will receive a medal
Overall & Overall Master (40+) male and female
Age group awards in 5 year increments for runners 13 years and older

Race Details

Race day registration will begin at 7:30AM.  Race begins at 9:00AM and will begin by the movie theater at Fallen Timbers Mall.  Chip timing will be used for all participants who are 13 years or older.  There will be two water stations on the course.  Healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided at the finish line. 

Packet pick-up at Dave’s Running in Perrysburg on May 30th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. or on race day beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the course.

5k Perks
  • Fun warm up to get you and the girls ready for the race
  • Happy Hair Booth
  • Take the Mean Stinks Promise
  • Photobooth
  • Awesome family-friendly raffle prizes
  • GOTR merchandise for sale
  • Fast and flat course
  • Wonderful crowd support (we have some wild & crazy fans!!)
  • Post race snacks
  • We promise a few more surprises too....but we can't share them all! :)

Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, we teach life skills through fun, engaging lessons that celebrate the joy of movement.  THe 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts:  understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we can connect with and shape the world at large.

Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society, while also working together as a true team to complete teh Girls on the Run 5k Run/Walk at their own pace.

Learn more about our programs and volunteer opportunities at http://girlsontherunnwohio.org/.

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