More than 2,300 participants and 68 teams gathered on June 1, 2019 for the Girls on the Run South Central Wisconsin 5K event at Middleton High School, the culminating moment of the Girls on the Run season. Many volunteers, spectators, and community members were also in attendance.
“The finish line is truly just the beginning for our participants. The completion of the 5K shows our girls what they can accomplish when they set a goal, prepare meaningfully, and work in partnership with their teammates and coaches. The 5K is a beautiful display of their limitless potential.” Christine Benedict, Executive Director, said.
Girls on the Run is a nationally known physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in 3rd — 5th grades. During the 10-week program, girls participate in lessons that foster confidence, build peer connections and encourage community service while they prepare for the end-of-season celebratory 5K event. Community projects this season supported shelter animals, the homeless, breast cancer survivors, wisCARES, and many more.
In south central Wisconsin, more than 300 trained volunteer coaches facilitated the curriculum to 68 teams of girls this season, helping equip them with the physical and emotional skills necessary to carry them over the 5K finish line at Middleton High School.
For more information about Girls on the Run, including how to register a girl or get involved, visit www.girlsontherunscwi.org.
Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this 5K possible. Renaissance for support at our water stations, Dental Health Associates for the photobooth and finish line support, and Iconica for their year round support.
An additional thank you to the various communities for their support and participation. Specifically, Baraboo, Clinton, Deforest, Edgerton, Fall River, Lake Mills, Lodi, Madison, McFarland, Middleton Cross Plains, Milton, Monona, Monroe, Mount Horeb, New Glarus, Oregon, Portage, Sauk Prairie, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, Watertown, and Waunakee. We value your commitment and we hope to see you next season.