Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of Central Virginia will host a Virtual 5K the week of Nov. 15-22.

Participation in the Virtual 5K event is open to the public and all proceeds from the event will benefit Girls on the Run of Central Virginia. The 5K can be completed “your way” and participants can run, walk, bike or even complete a series of exercises as a way to celebrate healthy movement.

Not a runner but wish to support our girls, there’s have a “sleep in” option also. Registration cost is $20 for all ages and includes a bib, medal and race shirt (available on a first come, first served basis).

The YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County is hosting the new program that came to Halifax County this fall.

Thirteen girls and their six coaches have been completing the eight-week girls empowerment program, which includes training for a 5K. The Halifax Girls on the Run team will complete their 5K race on Saturday, Nov. 21, on the Tobacco Heritage Trail in South Boston.

In order to keep the event as safe as possible, only the girls and their family members may run with the group.

For more information about the race or to support Girls on the Run in Halifax County, contact head coach Sarah Allen at shrinkingtacos@gmail.com.

For more information about the event, how to register and volunteer opportunities, visit www.girlsontheruncenva.org

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program serving girls in grades three through eight.