Girls on the Run of McHenry County is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping girls climb out of the “girl box” using a 24-lesson curriculum designed to promote good choice for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The curriculum, designed specifically to address “girl box” issues, uses warm-up, and workouts which encourage emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical well-being. Girls on the Run of McHenry County prepares girls for a 5K run/walk event and challenges and encourages girls, whatever their fitness level.
Today was the 5K run and this is her second year competing in the event. Its a big event with 32 chapters involved in the run. It is noncompetitive except for competition with yourself. The number one goal of each participant is to finish the race. Each girl has a "running buddy" of their choosing. She chose her grandmother to run along side her this year. (Alright, in honesty, it was at first going to be me, but, my running shoes must have gotten lost in the mail. Next year.) Ashley and her grandmother finished the race and we were there to watch them cross the finish line. Our pride and pleasure in them runneth over. Awesome job Ashley and Grandma.