Girls on the Run’s Gingerbread (Wo)man 5K in Las Vegas

Girls on the Run’s Gingerbread (Wo)man 5K in Las Vegas
In the whimsical spirit of the holidays, Girls on the Run Las Vegas held its seasonal 5K run—the Gingerbread (Wo)man Dash. The race was led by Safe Nest Chief Executive Officer Liz Ortenburger, who dressed in a charming Gingerbread (Wo)man-inspired running dress. Chasing her were more than 300 girls, their Running Buddies and community runners.

Girls on the Run’s Gingerbread (Wo)man 5K in Las Vegas
Girls on the Run’s Gingerbread (Wo)man 5K in Las Vegas

Each year, 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.

Girls on the Run’s Gingerbread (Wo)man 5K in Las Vegas
Girls on the Run’s Gingerbread (Wo)man 5K in Las Vegas

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 and emotional and spiritual health in young girls—all while integrating running.

Girls on the Run’s Gingerbread (Wo)man 5K in Las Vegas
Girls on the Run’s Gingerbread (Wo)man 5K in Las Vegas

The program provides participants with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal-setting at a young age.

Girls on the Run’s Gingerbread (Wo)man 5K in Las Vegas
Girls on the Run’s Gingerbread (Wo)man 5K in Las Vegas

SPONSORS:

  • Las Vegas Track Club

WHERE:
Springs Preserve
333 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107

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