We don’t know if it’s all the star power shining bright from our GOTR girls, our incredibly supportive GOTR community that showed up in masses or the plumes of fabulous glitter spray from our happy hair booth (likely a combination of all of the above) but we are still reeling from our 2017 spring 5K!!!
This year’s race garnered the biggest turn-out yet with more than 770 runners, 100 volunteers and crowds of families and friends cheering our girls on from the race sidelines!
Friends, this is the day we look forward to each year. When we started this season, there were many girls who would have never even dreamed of being able to finish a 5K. But with peer and coach encouragement, practice and a whole lot of heart, more than 350 GOTR girls crossed the finish. Some crossed the line with tears of joy but all were met with an abundance of high-fives and endless hugs.
Here’s what some GOTR girls, coaches and parents had to say!
“This is the best day ever. I will never forget this day.” – GOTR Girl
“She cried after, saying she never thought she would be able to run like that!” – Yvette, GOTR Parent
“She ran the 5K with her dad and wore her medal to school the following week. She was very proud of herself.” – Jeanine, GOTR Parent
“I love the energy and the look on faces of girls coming across the finish line. It is so empowering.” – Diane, GOTR Coach
This day would not be possible without sponsors who believe in our mission and share our passion for preparing girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.
View our Facebook Gallery for event photos!
BIG GOTR HIGH FIVES to our sponsors:
The California Endowment
Farm Fresh to You
Jr League of Sacramento
Yogi Bear Resorts