SIDENOTE: You can read about Girls on the Run from some of my previous posts (running buddy, info, 2012 Spring 5K) and make sure you get involved if they have a chapter in your neck of the woods!
Luckily, the weather gods shined upon us and it barely rained the entire time and the sun even came out as we were cleaning up. I had some fabulous volunteers who made setting up the course go by in a flash and awesome cheerleaders that set up on the course and cheered on every last runner and walker.
The after party didn't last too long with the weather and by noon we had the whole thing cleaned up.
Today the whole 5K committee received an email from the executive director of Girls on the Run with some amazing stats from the winter 5K that I just had to brag about:
- 405 girls ran <---MOST EVER
- 219 community runners <---MOST EVER
- 92 volunteers <--- MOST EVER
- 1200 people in attendance <---MOST EVER
And most importantly we raised enough money to expand the program to 2 more schools to reach 30 more girls this Spring!
I'm so happy to get the chance to be a part of this amazing organization and even happier I found it and get to share it with you. Getting to combine my love of running and helping this girls doesn't ever feel like "work" or "volunteering" at all.
After the new year Girls on the Run will be recruiting for Spring coaches and running buddies again. I hope you all will consider joining me and helping out!