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Girls on the run 5k Race


Girls on the Run of Central NJ Ready to Make Big Strides in Fall 5K

18th Running of GOTRCNJ set for Sunday, November 18 – Open to the Public

Help Girls on the Run of Central NJ celebrating its 18th year with a 5k race in downtown Somerville that is open to the public. We will be collecting donations for the Somerset Food Bank on race day. If you would like to donate, please bring a non-perishable food item to the race with you. A list of what is needed can be found http://www.somersetfoodbank.org/donate/

Registration https://runsignup.com/gotrsomerville5k Non-refundable Pre-Registration through November 14, 12:00pm - $30 Race Day Registration $35 Amenities: T-shirt to all pre-registered, others while supplies last. Post - race refreshments for runners Somerville Parking Information: http://downtownsomerville.com/

About Girls on the Run of Central NJ: An after-school youth development program, we inspire and empower the next generation of young girls to reach their full potential through a ten- week evidence-based curriculum that incorporates running and teaches life lessons through games, activities and open conversations. We operate in the five NJ counties of Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth, Camden and Ocean. For more information on Girls on the Run program or race details, go to www.gotrcnj.org or contact Donna.York@girlsontherun.org.

Somerville, NJ, November 9, 2018 - - Girls on the Run of Central New Jersey (GOTRCNJ) will kick off its Fall 5K, Sunday, November 18 at 11:00am with nearly 1,000 runners participating in the race. Annually the GOTRCNJ program serves over 2,000 girls at nearly 100 sites. Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through an evidence-based curriculum which includes dynamic discussions in confidence, competence and caring. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop critical life skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. “Here I am at 18 years as Director of GOTRCNJ, and the inspiration I get from watching these girls cross the finish line never gets old”, said Donna York, Executive Director of GOTRCNJ. Girls on the Run was recently included as a top research-based program in a Social-Emotional Learning Guide developed by researchers at Harvard University and has been recognized by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) as one of the most influential after-school programs in the nation. GOTRCNJ is grateful to its race day sponsors: Celgene, Hark-ALS, Lesser Evil Snacks, Mason Griffin & Pierson P.C., Northfield Bank, Open Road Acura of East Brunswick, United Rent All, Volvo Cars Bridgewater, Wade Ray and Wegmans.

About Girls on the Run Girls on the Run of Central NJ is a nonprofit organization serving Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth, Camden and Ocean counties. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event in downtown Somerville.  For more information on Girls on the Run Central NJ and its 5K races, go to www.gotrcnj.org or contact Lynn Sherman, Program Coordinator at lynn.sherman@girlsontherun.org.

(Photo credit: Donna York, Executive Director GOTRCNJ)

November 18, 2019
9:30 am - Pre-registration opens 11:00 am - Race Start Time
Race starts on E. High & Grove St.
Registration is located on the Somerset County Courthouse lawn.