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Girls on the Run event successful

Over 1,000 people gathered Saturday in South Bend's Potawatomi Park for the annual Girls on the Run Michiana 5K event.

The race began at 9:00 a.m.

The Girls on the Run Michiana event is a program that aims to help third grade through fifth grade girls learn about setting goals and achieving them.

The race had teams from 29 different schools in Elkhart County and Saint Joseph County.

“I look forward to this event every year,” says Amy Cooper-Collier, Executive Director of the Council. “I cannot say ‘Thank you' enough to our sponsors, partners, coaches, volunteers, and dedicated staff. But it is the girls who inspire us all. They are the heroes here.”

Girls on the Run Michiana is one independent council of Girls on the Run International. There are currently over 210 locations across the United States and Canada.

For more information on the Michiana Chapter of Girls on the Run, you can visit www.girlsontherunmichiana.org
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