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April 18 - Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry Gears Up for Spring 5K

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

April 18, 2019 - Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is gearing up for the 13th Annual Spring 5K, celebrating the end of the Spring Season. The event will be held on Hutchison Island on Saturday, May 4.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m. The fee is $30 and includes a finisher’s medal and t-shirt. Registration is available online at and the public is invited to run or walk.

Discount codes are available online for family members who wish to walk or run with their girl.  Medals will be awarded to everyone who crosses the finish line.

The Girls on the Run Pop Up Shop will feature attire with empowering messages and GOTR gear and accessories.  The Kid Zone features Happy Hair Stations, games, food, drinks and family fun. Kona ice will be on hand, as well as The Magic Food Truck.

The 5K is the celebratory event marking the end of the 652 girl-strong Spring Season. The girls are from 44 different sites in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, Bulloch and Beaufort Counties.  The event enables the girls to experience the joy of athletic accomplishment and serves to give them a sense of community with Girl on the Run Teams from around the region. The program is for ALL girls and serves kids in public and private schools and from all walks of life.

Girls on the Run warmly welcomes walkers and runners from the community.  

The Spring 5K is sponsored by Sylvan Learning, strategic partner of Girls on Run, with support from CPPI of Georgia, Palmetto Financial, Peach State Health Plan and Step One Auto.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that teaches key life skills to girls in 3rd through 8th grade through dynamic discussions and fun games that creatively integrate running.  Girls on the Run is for elementary school girls and Heart & Sole is designed for middle school girls.

For information on Girls on the Run Fall 2018 Season or Summer Day Camp, or for more information on becoming a Coach or volunteering for Girls on the Run, contact Maria Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 912-349-1528.


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