Girls on the Run Rhode Island hosts 10K, 5K, and kids fun run June 1

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Kidoinfo is a proud sponsor of this event and we believe in the valuable mission of this organization! – Anisa

Event proceeds to benefit youth development program for preteen girls

Girls on the Run Rhode Island, a non-profit program that encourages healthy lifestyles among preteen girls, will hold a 10k, 5k, and family fun run event on Saturday, June 1, 2013 to mark the end of the organization’s 2013 spring season. The second annual event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Temple to Music at Roger Williams Park. The races are open to the public — women, men, girls, and boys are all welcome to participate and corporate teams are encouraged.

GOTR Fall 5K Organized as a fundraiser for Girls on the Run Rhode Island, this year’s race is being generously supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, GTECH, Granite Electric Supply, and FGX International.

Founded in 2011, Girls on the Run Rhode Island is an independent council of Girls on the Run International. The organization inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The after school program, for girls aged 8-13 years old, combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual, and physical development.

During the 2012-13 school year, Girls on the Run Rhode Island has served nearly 200 girls with its after school program at sites including the Boys and Girls Club at Fox Point and South Side, John Hope Settlement House, Bay View Academy, Lincoln School, Fargnoli Park, Rocky Hill School, Gordon School, Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, Meadowbrook Elementary, and Studio 47 @ Barrington Pilates. The 10-week curriculum culminates in the girls completing a 5K event.

gotrri“Watching our girls and their supporters cross the finish line is one of the most rewarding experiences of our program,” said Kathy Crain, executive director of Girls on the Run Rhode Island. “After 10 weeks of preparation, an event like this shows the girls to set big goals for themselves, prepare for challenges, and celebrate successes. We hope the entire Rhode Island community will join us.”

This year’s race is being generously supported by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, GTECH, Granite Electric Supply, Gordon School, Edwards Wildman, and FGX International. Additional support is being provided by Kidoinfo, Performance Physical Therapy, Fuel Belt, Chip Riegel Photography, Eye of Tobia Photography, Alert Ambulance, Barrington Printing, Tri-Mom Productions, and Glee Gum.

Find out more about Girls on the Run Rhode Island at www.gotrri.org and see what it’s all about in our video here: http://vimeo.com/58498814.

Event Details

Girls on the Run 10K, 5K, and family fun run event
When: Begins at 9 am, rain or shine on Saturday June 1, 2013
Where: Temple to Music at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI.
Registration is $35 for 10k entries; $20 for 5k entries, and $5 for the kids fun run.
The first 250 participants to register will receive a race t-shirt.
The event is being managed by TRIMOM Productions, LLC. For more details and registration, visit: http://www.trimomprod.com/girls_on_the_run..php.

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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