1,000 runners getting ready for Spring Girls on the Run 5k, April 29

Girls on the Run in Cayce. (Terry Ward Photo)

The streets of Cayce will be full of runners on April 29. More than  1,000 runners are getting ready for the Spring Girls on the Run 5k. There will be 27 teams from the Midlands running.

WHAT:       More than 1,000 runners are expected to hit the streets for Girls on the Run 5K. This inspirational and noncompetitive event is presented by the City of Cayce and open to the public.

WHEN:       Saturday, April 29, 2017

                     Festivities begin at 7:30 a.m., 5k begins at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:    The Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce, SC

DETAILS: The GOTR 5k is the culminating event of the 10-week spring season for Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole. Completing the 5k gives these young participants a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. 480 girls representing teams across Richland and Lexington counties and as far away as Sumter and Kershaw will participate. Coaches, running buddies, family members, friends and supporters also will fill the course.

News media are invited to cover this event. For more information, including a detailed course map and parking map, visit www.GOTRcolumbia.org or contact Shannon Fountain, Acting Executive Director, at shannon.fountain@girlsontherun.org  or 803-381-0482.

More about Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.  To learn more, contact or visit the Girls on the Run website at www.GOTRcolumbia.org.