Register now for Snohomish County Girls on the Run 5-K, set for Dec. 12

Girls on the RunRun for the joy, fitness, T-shirt, companionship of other runners or for all those reasons at the first annual Girls on the Run of Snohomish County (GOTRSC) 5-K, set for Dec. 12, in Lynnwood.

The non-competitive, untimed run is for all ages and for anyone able to run, skip, hop, walk or ride in a stroller or wheelchair. The run starts at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Experience Momentum, 4030 Alderwood Mall Blvd., and proceeds along the Interurban Trail.

Participation for adults costs $25 and includes a GOTRSC T-shirt. Kids ages 7 to 16 cost $10 and children under 7 are free.

Proceeds from the 5-K support the Girls on the Run program that began in Snohomish County this fall with 42 girls, including one at Terrace Park School. GOTRSC is a 10-week program that builds self-awareness, confidence and dedication to fitness in third- through sixth-grade girls. Girls meet with coaches twice a week to learn strategies and skills for successfully navigating through life. As part of the program, girls work toward a goal of completing a 5-k.

The celebratory 5-K on Dec. 12 will feature Girls on the Run Snohomish County participants running, walking and skipping with their adult buddies, a festive finish line, refreshments, information on the GOTRSC program and exhibits by program sponsors.

GOTRSC offers the program at four sites this fall and plans to expand those offerings to 10 sites in the spring. Up to 15 girls can participate at each site.

To register or to sign up as a running buddy, visit and

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