Girls on the Run to Host 2019 Spring 5K on May 5 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Girls on the Run to Host 2019 Spring 5K on May 5 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Las Vegas community is invited to enjoy fresh air with the whole family by participating in the Girls on the Run Las Vegas (GOTR) seasonal Spring 5K presented by United HealthCare/ Health Plan of Nevada. The event will be held on Sunday, May 5 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

This season’s race will be led by nearly 450 girls from 29 different sites around the valley, as well as hundreds of running buddies and community runners. The Spring 5K is the celebration concluding the 2019 Girls on the Run Las Vegas season and is open to community runners.

Each year, the Girls on the Run hosts two 5K events, gathering hundreds of young girls from over 50 elementary and middle schools in Clark County to accomplish one common goal—to be healthy, confident and joyful. Each girl is paired with an adult Running Buddy who runs alongside them during the 5K. This celebratory, non-competitive event marks the conclusion of a season-long, experienced-based curriculum designed to develop confidence, friendship, strength andemotional and spiritual health in young girls—all while integrating running. The program provides participants with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal-setting at a young age.

Red Rock Running Company (RRRC) generously donated nearly $3,000 worth of adult-sized running shoes to be worn by older girls in the program. The company also hosted 16 shoe fittings and will contribute 12 volunteers as well as the Spring 5K’s post-race snacks. In addition, RRRC will invite customers to donate to GOTR at every sale through Dec. 31, 2020 at its two locations in Henderson and Las Vegas.

Girls currently participating in Spring 2019 Season GOTR program are already registered to run the 5K. Guests can register as a community runner if they are not registered as a Running Buddy or affiliated with a current GOTR program participant. This race is stroller and family-friendly.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • 7 a.m.   Activation starts, sparkle zone excitement and team photos
  • 8:30 a.m.  Team warm-ups
  • 8:45 a.m.   Teams line up
  • 9 a.m.   5K start time

WHERE:
UNLV Pida Plaza
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89145

REGISTRATION:
Click here to register for the Spring 5K as a Running Buddy or learn about volunteer opportunities. Click here to register as a community runner.

COST:
Adult (18 years or older): $35
Youth (under 18 years): $15

SOCIAL MEDIA:
www.GirlsontheRunLV.org
Facebook: @girlsontherunlv
Twitter and Instagram: @gotrlv