On Sunday, June 8, the Junior League of Monmouth County will present their first annual Girls on the Run 5K event in Fair Haven, as part of what’s being described as a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in grades 3 through 8.
Scheduled to commence 9:30 am at Fair Haven Fields on Dartmouth Avenue, the event begins with 8 am packet pickup and registration, and runs a USATF Certified course with two water stops along the way, as well at the finish. Awards will be given out to first, second and third place winners in the various age categories.
The race is the “celebratory” culmination of a ten-week Spring 2014 Girls on the Run program that began on March 24, and is designed “to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.”
There’s still time to run or walk the 5K course, and all those who pre-register online are eligible to receive a t-shirt while supplies last. The Junior League is also looking for additional volunteers to assist with set-up, registration, t-shirts, finish line medals, water stations, and clean-up between the hours of 7:30 am and 12 noon on the race day. Interested volunteers are invited to email Jaime Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org, and all those interested in registering for the event can find complete details and a link to sign-up right here.