American Tobacco Hosts Third Annual Girls on the Run 5K

ATC logo
Girls on the Run
Girls & their mentors run their first 5K at the 3rd annual Girls on the Run 5K & Fun Run at American Tobacco on April 16, 2011.
slidesView the Slideshow

Despite blustery and rainy conditions, over 1,200 runners and walkers turned out for the New Balance Triangle Girls on the Run 5K and Fun Run at American Tobacco on Saturday, April 16, 2011. The third year for the event, the morning included a variety of different non-competitive runs and dashes.

Entertainment for participants of all ages took place at the American Tobacco Campus & Diamond View Park from 9:00am to noon.  A Kids Zone, crafts and games and a variety of entertainment awaited the crowd both before and after the runs. 

American Tobacco, FOX 50 & MIX 101.5 all served as sponsors for the event.

Girls on the Run
The morning event included a Kids Zone and other entertainment before and after the race.
FOX 50’s Sylvia Lanier (l to r) joins ATC’s Tex Law, Valerie Ward & Jesica Averhart in representing CBC at the event.

The Girls on the Run 5K and Fun Run was the culminating event for GOTR’s spring 2011 program where over 400 young girls crossed a 5k finish line for the very first time.  GOTR is a character development program for girls ages 8-12.  Through a combination of running, group activities, individual goal setting and a community service project, girls are taught values that lead to a confident sense of self during the 12-week program.

Thanks to ATC’s Valerie Ward for these capcom photos.


Girls on the Run 5K Fun Run

Comments are closed.