Girls 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.