Girls on the Run councils from across the country will be marking a big milestone this year - the one millionth girl served in a program that promotes both health and self esteem to girls in third to fifth grade.
This is a great program that many of my older daughter's friends have really enjoyed and which she plans to take part in next year.
In the Triangle, the local council would like to celebrate this big milestone for the national organization and launch a Triangle alumnae program. It is looking for all local alumnae to attend the Girls on the Run Triangle Spring 5K, which is this weekend, April 11. They can cheer on this season's girls as they cross the finish line for the first time, take part in the event themselves and learn more about how they can participate as alumnae.
Kennedy Vaughan will be among the alumnae at Saturday's event. Back in 1996, Vaughan, as a fourth grader, was among the first 13 girls to take part in the after-school program.
“It’s important for GOTR alumnae to engage in their local councils to show current participants how this program shaped our lives and how it will do the same for them,” said Vaughan in a press release.
Girls on the Run Triangle's website has an alumnae page with more information about how alumnae can get involved in the program or participate in Saturday's event.