AES ‘Girls on the Run’ members to participate in Sweet Briar 5K run Saturday

On Saturday, a group of 19 girls from Appomattox Elementary School and their coaches will participate in the annual Girls on the Run 5K run at Sweet Briar College.

Running begins at 10 a.m. in the midst of a fun-filled atmosphere. 

Girls on the Run International is a non-profit organization that hosts after-school programs not affiliated with the schools at which female students participate. The program is available for females from third through fifth grade. 

According to the Girls on the Run website, its function is “an after-school program designed to inspire girls of all abilities to recognize and embrace their inner strength. Lessons emphasize the important connection between physical and emotional health. 

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