‘Girls on the Run’ to hold annual celebration, 5K on Virgin River Trail

Girls on the Run 5K held at St. George Town Square, St. George, Utah, May 22, 2015 | File photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Girls on the Run Southern Utah will host its spring 5K event on May 19 at Sullivan Virgin River Soccer Park in Washington Fields. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in third through eighth grades.

During the 10-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 event.

Participation in the 5K event is open to the public and all proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run Southern Utah, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The 5K participants will experience a scenic run on the Virgin River Trail. The out-and-back route is a fun and easy course for beginner runners/walkers. Last season’s 5K event brought together over 150 participants including program participants, their family, friends and community members.

Community partners and sponsors include SelectHealth, Washington City Community Center, Three Corner Women’s Giving Circle, Camping World, Snow Canyon Heating & Cooling, The Staples Group at First Colony Mortgage and Women’s Council of Realtors. Support from these sponsors helped keep the 5K registration fees affordable for the community.

Registration early bird adult fee is $20 and youth fee is $10; includes an event shirt, finisher medal and refreshments.

Packet pickup will be the morning of the 5K event Saturday at Sullivan Virgin River Soccer Park. The pre-event activities will begin at 7:45 a.m., the 5K event will begin at 9 a.m. and early arrival is suggested.

Event details

  • What: Girls on the Run Spring 5K Run
  • When: Saturday, May 19. Pre-race events 7:45 a.m., race begins at 9 a.m.
  • Where: Sullivan Virgin River Soccer Park, 965 S. Washington Fields Road in Washington Fields.
  • Details: For more information about the event, how to register and volunteer opportunities, click here.

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