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Girls on the Run gears up for 5K

Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is gearing up for its 12th annual 5K, celebrating the end of the spring season.

The event will be held on the campus of Savannah State University on April 28. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9 a.m. The fee is $25 and includes a t-shirt.

Discount codes are available online for family members who wish to walk or run with their girl. Medals will be awarded to Girl on the Run team members, as well as the siblings of the girls.

The Girls on the Run Pop Up Shop will feature attire with empowering messages and GOTR gear and accessories. The Kid Zone will have Happy Hair Stations, games, food, drinks and family fun.

The 5K is the celebratory event marking the end of the 504-girl strong spring season. The girls are from 33 different sites across Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Beaufort counties.

The event enables the girls to experience the joy of athletic accomplishment and serves to give them a sense of community with Girl on the Run teams from around the region.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that teaches key life skills to girls in third through eighth grade through dynamic discussions and fun games that creatively integrate running.

Girls on the Run warmly welcomes walkers and runners from the community. Major sponsors include Brasseler, USA, CPPI of Georgia and WTOC.

Registration available online at and the public is invited to run or walk.

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