Running for Empowerment

May Spotlight with Girls on the Run

photo of 2017 race c/o Girls on the Run of Coastal Carolina

Girls on the Run hosts the EmergeOrtho 5K on May 22. The race is a celebration of the end of the season for Girls on the Run, Heart & Sole, and STRIDE participants.

Race proceeds provide financial assistance through scholarships for future Girls on the Run and STRIDE participants. The 5K, at Mayfaire Town Center starting at 7:45 a.m., also has a virtual option that goes from May 21 through May 29.

“We never want a girl to not participate in Girls on the Run because of a financial constraint. Girls on the Run is for every girl,” says program director LINDSAY PEIFFER. “It’s so important to teach kids how to lead a healthy lifestyle at a young age but also those important life skills like teamwork, goal setting, hard work, and determination.”