Girls on the Run hosts end-of-session celebration May 20

Press release from Girls on the Run of WNC:

Girls on the Run of WNC will be hosting their end of session celebration at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Asheville Outlets. Expecting over 1,400 runners, this 5K will give the participants a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Confidence through accomplishment.

This spring season, we are serving 644 third through eighth-grade girls across fourteen WNC counties. Empowering young girls through 20 afterschool lessons, participants develop strength of character, feel confident in who they are, create positive connections with peers and adults and make meaningful contributions to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor girls through self-esteem building lessons as well as fun running activities.

Please consider this recent article by Shelby Harrell of The Mountaineer of Haywood County. Giving voice to our nationally trained coaches, they speak to the impact of the Girls on the Run program in first person.

We will be hosting a video Feedback booth at our event Sunday to allow any girl, parent, coach, or volunteer to record their experience with Girls on the Run of WNC. These clips will become part of our story to showcase the importance of quality youth development programs.

For more information, contact Rebecca Tucker, executive director of Girls on the Run WNC, at 828-713-4290 or

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