Girls on the Run of the Triangle Spring 5K

Mia Xavier, Development Manager, Girls on the Run of the Triangle
Discover the joy of the Girls on the Run of the Triangle’s 15th Annual QuintilesIMS Spring 5K!
Come and join over 2,000 girls, their running buddies and community participants on Saturday morning, April 29, at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham.  Everyone of all ages, genders and abilities can participate in this non-competitive, end-of-season 5k.  Walk, skip or run the 5k, or come to cheer on participants at this family-friendly event.  Stay for the family festival to enjoy food, games and learn about other local businesses and organizations. 

Festivities begin at 9 a.m. The 5k event starts at 10 a.m. The Family Festival will be over by noon. 
Online registration is open until April 23rd.  The first 1,000 registrants will receive a 5k t-shirt. All finishers receive a medal. All proceeds from this event benefit Girls on the Run of the Triangle, a nonprofit organization inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident.
What is Girls on the Run?
Girls on the Run of the Triangle is a nonprofit, physical activity-based, positive youth development program for girls in grades 3-8 designed to help them live joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Why it Matters
Girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act and who they should be. Studies show that by adolescence, girls' confidence drops about twice as much as boys'. Friendships become more complicated and challenging, girls' perception of their academic ability declines, the likelihood of anxiety and depression increases, and participation in physical activity plummets. 
It doesn't have to be this way. GOTR Triangle believes that EVERY girl is inherently full of power and potential. By knowing they are the leaders of their lives, these are the girls who will change the world.
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