Girls on the Run to increase presence in Macon County

Girls on the Run is reaching out to elementary and middle school girls in Franklin to get involved in a group running program designed to build self-esteem and confidence.

An open house for girls, their parents and volunteers will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on July 24 at Franklin Health and Fitness Center.

Nearly 900 girls across 14 counties in WNC participated in Girls on the Run in 2011. The program, which is for girls in third through eighth grade, meets twice a week for 12 weeks, preparing the girls to run a non-competitive 5K.

Girls on the Run is a non-profit that inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Girls are empowered with a greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement and a foundation in team building. or 828.713.4290.

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