Supporting our Girls on the Run

by TruexCullins, June 1, 2012

TruexCullins is proud to be one of the many local sponsors of the Girls on the Run 5k Run/Walk event this Saturday June 9 at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. This is a fitness celebration for the entire community and is the culmination of a 12-week program of experiential learning for pre-teen girls across the state.

Girls on the Run was founded in 1996 to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. In 1999 the program came to Vermont and now reaches more than 2,500 girls a year statewide.

The program promotes physical, emotional, social and intellectual development in 3rd through 8th grade girls. The girls complete a 12-week after-school program with a stronger sense of identity, greater self-confidence, a healthier body image and a better knowledge of what it means to be a member of a team and a community.

The season culminates with the Girls on the Run Vermont 5k Run/Walk event which is taking place this Saturday, June 9 at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. This is a non-competitive (untimed), family-friendly event and everyone is welcome to attend, either as a runner or a spectator. Last year, more than 7,000 enthusiastic girls, families, and community members participated. You can sign up for this year’s event using this link. Registration for adults is $20, children are $10, and a household of three or more may sign up for a family rate of $40.

Please join us in supporting this valuable community program! For more information about the Girls on the Run visit

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