Girls on the Run hold 5K to celebrate program end
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FESTUS CHEMAOI was the first male runner to finish the Girls on the Run Groovy 5K. Submitted photo, Michelle Mazzolini.
FESTUS CHEMAOI was the first male runner to finish the Girls on the Run Groovy 5K. Submitted photo, Michelle Mazzolini.
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Girls on the Run of Southeast Tennessee held its spring 5K on Sunday, April 28, to celebrate the girls completing the 12-week running program.

GOTR participants from Arnold Elementary, Mayfield Elementary, North Lee Elementary, Waterville Community Elementary, and Tennessee Christian Preparatory School ran the 3.1 mile race along with friends, family members, volunteers, and community members.

The first three female finishers were Ruthie Hodge, Michelle Gilreath, and Taylor Milliron. The first three male finishers were Festus Chemaoi, Wendell Weathers, and Reagan Weathers.

Girls on the Run is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that trains girls in grades 3-8 for a 5K through a series of self-esteem enhancing lessons and workouts. The program operates during the school year, and the season-ending 5Ks are open to the public.

Bradley County Girls on the Run sites are grantees of the United Way Bradley Memorial Health Endowment Foundation.

For more information about the program, visit www.girlsontherunsetn.org.