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Photo Friday: Girls on the Run 5k Recap

December 20, 2013

By: Kate Sheeder corps member proudly serving on the Albemarle Foundation team at Merrydale Elementary School

On Saturday December 14, 2013 Girls on the Run South Louisiana hosted their fall season 5k race at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. For the past 12 weeks, the Girls on the Run team at Merrydale Elementary School trained for the event. Twice a week, our team ran laps around the school, discussed a range of topics from bullying to self-esteem and tried a variety of healthy snacks. More importantly, our group of twelve girls became a team. They started in September barely knowing each other and ended up supporting each other throughout the whole 5k. It was amazing to witness their growth.

Our girls had a phenomenal time on Saturday. They were able to run with City Year corps members and everyone that came finished the 3.1 mile race. After the race, the girls had time to get their hair colored, eat snacks and grab inspirational bandanas.

I’m so grateful that our girls were able to participate in such a wonderful program. I’m looking forward to coaching a new group of girls next semester.

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