1. Hi Christie, Extra nice to open up my email with such a positive post this morning. Girl power! “Non-competitive.” A supportive environment. Love all the smiles! Thank you for sharing and have a great holiday:) Erica

  2. Great fun. For a while we’d do Colour Run, Glow Run and my fave, the Zombie Run as a family or a group – there’s got to be more than the running for me. Husband ran marathons tho, so we’ve watched a LOT of races…#MLSTL

  3. Well (based on the fact that I’m a useless runner) this will never be my thing, but I love how it fits exactly with what you love and on investing in young girls and their health and wellness Christie. And the added bonus of being able to do it with family makes it all the more special.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

    • Yes, Leanne, GOTR is a perfect match for me, though I’m sure it’s not for everyone. It’s great if you can find a cause that means something personally and you feel passionate about. And, as you said, involving family makes it that much better. I hope you are enjoying your day!

  4. Hi Christie

    What an awesome way to encourage girls to be the best they can be. Something you can continue in retirement, eh?


    • Yes, GOTR is a great program, and I imagine when my granddaughters age out of it, I will go back to volunteering to be a running buddy for girls without running partners.

  5. Hi Christie, this is so special that you could do this run with your granddaughters and daughter! I love the message of Girls on the Run and the empowerment for girls. I no longer run because I have a titanic knee and need another one on the other knee soon. I would be a cheerleader though!

    • That’s another great thing about the GOTR 5k celebration, there are lots of race volunteers and cheerleaders on the sidelines. I hope all goes well with your knee. My husband had a knee replacement years ago. I keep pampering mine and praying that they will hold up. 🙂

  6. What a wonderful organization, Christie! It is so cool that you not only fostered a friendship with a young girl in the group, you also got to run with your granddaughters. Those are memories you will keep in your heart forever! #MLSTL

  7. Hi Christie,
    I’m not personally a running, but I love the mission of the organization!
    The post and pix are really inspirational…we need to raise strong girls into confident and competent women and I can see this here.
    And lovely to run with your granddaughters.

    • Hi Nancy! It is a great organization for for building confidence and competence in young girls. Being able to participate with my granddaughters has been a wonderful opportunity.

  8. Hi Christie, what a fabulous way to celebrate being a young woman and how special to run with your granddaughter. Not only is the run healthy it builds self confidence and teaches the girls to work towards their goals. A great initiative and thanks for sharing at #MLSTL. Sharing on SM. 🙂

    • It really is a remarkable organization, Sue. I’m so happy I found them. In addition to the 5k training, the teams have lessons on confidence, kindness, community, and such. Each year the girls also choose a service project. It’s pretty cool. Thanks for giving me a forum (MLSTL) to share my experience. Enjoy your week!

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