Sloan Dorr Talks Girls on the Run 5K Race at Presque Isle Park 1:30 p.m. Sunday June 10th

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upport Girls on the Run 5K Sunday June 10th at Presque Isle with Noon Registration

Support Girls on the Run 5K Sunday June 10th at Presque Isle with Noon Registration

Marquette, Michigan – Sloan Dorr, event director of Girls on the Run in Central Upper Peninsula, invites everybody in our community to register to race Sunday, June 10th, starting at Noon at the band shell in Presque Isle Park. Rain or shine, the 5K race (3.1 miles) around Peter White Drive serves not only as a fundraiser where all funds raised are used to provide scholarships to girls next year, but also the race celebrates 10 weeks of hard work by the participating girls. 100% of the girls that signed on 10 weeks ago dropped out this year.  In Mid-May, Sloan Dorr was visited the 8th day and provided this interview.

The Wikipedia page sums up the mission of Girls on the Run, the program “works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run. The organization’s curricula seek to address all aspects of the girls’ development to enhance their physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual well-being while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.”

“Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, the program teaches life skills through fun, engaging lessons that celebrate the joy of movement. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. Over the course of the program, participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and themselves with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.
Girls on the Run

“Over a period of 10–12 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner

Girls on the Run Presque Isle Peter White Drive Loop for 5K Fun Run-Walk

Girls on the Run Presque Isle Peter White Drive Loop for 5K Fun Run-Walk

strength. The Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.”

On-site registration begins at noon, cheers and warm ups at 1:15 p.m., the 5K starts at 1:30 p.m., and at 2:30 p.m. the post 5K celebration begins. Registration is $20 when done before race day, and $27 for the day of the race. The registration includes a tee-shirt and all monies go to support the Marquette Girls on the Run program.

At music DJ is coming, and 26 girls and run buddies are expected. It took 10 weeks, with the girls committing to doing the 5K race, learning to trust themselves. 18 girls come from Marquette and 8 from Hannahville. A number of local runner organization members are also expected to come out to support the 5K.

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