Girls On The Run Of Southeast Tennessee Hosts 5K Event May 5

  • Thursday, April 18, 2024
Girls on the Run of Southeast Tennessee is inviting community members to participate in its upcoming fundraising opportunities and 5k event on May 5 at the Cleveland Greenway Park at 775 Raider Dr. in Cleveland.
 
Participation in this fun 5K event is open to the public and all proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of Southeast Tennessee. Registration cost is $20 per person. Participants are welcome to run or walk as this is a non-competitive, untimed event. Packet pick up will be at the registration table on the day of the event.
Festivities begin at 1:30 p.m., with the 5k starting at 3 p.m.
 
Girls on the Run of Southeast Tennessee is open to individuals of all abilities in Bradley, Hamilton and Polk Counties to discover, build and grow their self-confidence. Participants pay registration fees on a sliding scale, with many receiving financial aid scholarships. "This means fundraising events are vital to the longevity of this program and there are various ways community members can support the program," officials said.

Other fundraising opportunities include:
• April 19, 4-10 p.m. – The Press and Mash & Hops, Cleveland. Portion of purchase will go to Girls on the Run of SE Tennessee.
• April 23 – Panda Express Spirit Night (online orders only, any location in the U.S.). Go to www.pandaexpress.com, select your order, apply code 921816 in “fundraiser code” box during checkout. Twenty-eight percent of sales will be donated to Girls on the Run of SE Tennessee.
• April 30 – May 4 – Misfit Tacos Spirit Week, Cleveland. Use promo code “runfortacos” during your online order checkout. Girls on the Run of SE Tennessee will receive 20 percent of those sales. 
• Ongoing – Make a one-time or recurring donation to Donate | GOTR Southeast Tennessee (girlsontherunsetn.org).
 
"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 to eighth grade. Nearly 100 girls on nine teams from Cleveland and Chattanooga participate in the Fall 2023/Spring 2024 sessions. During this ten-week program, girls engage in lessons that foster confidence, build peer connections and encourage community service, while they prepare for an end-of-season celebratory 5K event," officials said.
 
For more information about the event, how to register and volunteer opportunities, visit 5K | GOTR Southeast Tennessee (girlsontherunsetn.org). For more information about upcoming fundraiser activities, head to Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GOTRSETN.
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