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Hundreds Participate In 'Girls On The Run' 5k In Morgantown

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Girls on the Run is a 12 week after school program in Monongalia County that helps girls build self esteem through running activities.

The course prepares girls in 3rd to 8th grades to run a 5K.  That is exactly what the girls in the program, coaches and family members did on Saturday.

The event brought out more than 650 runners.

"Well our program is all about building self esteem," said Laurie Abildso, the Council Director of Girls on the Run. "We use running games and activities with a goal of completing a 5K at the end of that 12 weeks. It's really a great way for the girls to learn that they can set goals and achieve them."

'Girls on the Run' takes place in 9 schools around Monongalia County. If you want to know more, visit its website.