Girls on the Run group integrates running and community service

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

Highland Park Elementary students in Girls on the Run recently concluded their season following a community-service activity and a metro-area 5K. The program is designed to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum while integrating running.

A total of 38 girls at Highland Park Elementary participated in Girls on the Run this year. Alyson Fortney, a teacher at the school, serves as the team’s lead coach.

The students trained throughout the fall, ending their season Nov. 19 at a metro-area Girls on the Run 5K at Arrowhead Stadium. On Nov. 14, the students completed a community-service project at their school.

nvhpegirlsonrunphotoMembers of Highland Park Elementary Girls on the Run.

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