Girls on the Run Southern Utah hosts 5KGirls on the Run Southern Utah will host its spring 5K event May 20 at Sullivan Virgin River Soccer Park in Washington Fields. Packet pick-up will be the morning of the 5K event at the park. The pre-event activities will begin at 7 a.m., and the 5K event will begin at 8 a.m. Participation in the 5K event is open to the public, and all proceeds from the event will benefit Girls on the Run Southern Utah.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in third through eighth grade. During the 10-week program, girls participate in activities while they prepare for an end-of-season celebratory 5K event.

The 5K participants will experience a scenic run on the Virgin River Trail. The out and back route is a fun and easy course for beginner runners and walkers. Last season’s 5K event brought together over 100 participants, including program participants, their family and friends, and community members. Registration costs $35 and includes an event shirt, a medal, and refreshments.

More information about the event, how to register, and volunteer opportunities as available at gotrsouthernutah.org/5K.

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