Colchester, VT - The Vermont Agency announces its sponsorship of the annual Girls on the Run Vermont Northern 5k, taking place at 10am on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. This celebratory event is the culmination of GOTRVT’s 10-week, after school empowerment program for 3rd to 8th grade girls, and is open for the community to participate as a runner, walker, volunteer, or sideline supporter.
“The Vermont Agency chooses to support Girls on the Run because we believe that empowering young girls creates a stronger future for Vermont. This organization instills girls with the confidence necessary for them to take charge of their health and achieve their goals – both in and outside of the program,” says Kami Cunningham, Director of Marketing.
This year, the Girls on the Run program -- along with their Heart & Sole curriculum for 6th to 8th
grade girls -- will reach more than 3,000 girls at over 160 sites in the state. Proceeds from the 5k event benefit GOTRVT’s Every Girl Fund, helping to ensure that every girl who participates in the program receives financial assistance – and that increased aid goes to those girls who need it the most.
For more information about the 5k or Girls on the Run Vermont please visit www.GirlsOnTheRunVermont.org.
About Girls on the Run Vermont:
Girls on the Run Vermont is an independent and 501(c (3) recognized council of Girls on the Run International (GOTRI), which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States. Since 1999, Girls on the Run Vermont has empowered over 44,000 Vermont girls grades 3-8 to develop physical, emotional and social well-being through a 10-week afterschool program held at over 160 sites statewide. Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a proven, experience-based curriculum that addresses developmentally appropriate life skills and which creatively integrates running, stretching, and strengthening exercises. Find out more at www.GirlsOnTheRunVermont.org.