Girls on the Run Celebratory 5K

Girls on the Run of Southwest IN will host its 10th annual 5K event on April 27th at the Jasper Middle School at 9:00 a.m. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running game and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in 3rd to 8th grade. During the eight-week program, girls participate in lessons that foster confidence, build peer connections and encourage community service while they prepare for an end-of-season celebratory 5K.

Participation in the 5K event on April 27th is open to the public and all proceeds from the event will benefit Girls on the Run of Southwest IN. Last season’s 5K event brought together over 500 race day participants including program participants, their family, friends and community members. Registration cost is $25. Those who register by April 12th at 11am will be guaranteed a 5K t-shirt.  Limited t-shirt availability to those who register after this deadline or on race day.  

Packet pick up take place the morning of April 27th prior to race start. The event will begin at 9 a.m. We ask everyone to arrive by 8:30 for our pre-race ceremony. For more information about the event, how to register and volunteer opportunities, visit gotrswinorg.

About Girls on the Run

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization with local Councils in all 50 states. Founded in 1996 with 13 girls, Girls on the Run has now served over 2 million girls. Over the course of the program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential social, emotional and physical skills to successfully navigate life experiences. 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. With the largest 5K series by number of events in the world, Girls on the Run hosts more than 330 5Ks per year. Girls on the Run is 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. Girls on the Run is offered in more than 13,000 across the US. Visit to learn how to get involved in your community.