Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville will present its seventh 5K race on Sunday, May 2, beginning at 3 p.m. at Tyson Park. GOTR is a 10-week program emphasizing confidence, conflict resolution, and healthy living along with training for a 5K (3.106 mile) race.
• Four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete and MSW Molly Barker founded the first version of GOTR in Charlotte, N.C. in 1996; it now includes 160 councils nationally.
• GOTR of Greater Knoxville began programming in the fall of 2005 with three sites and 23 third-fifth graders.
• 208 girls participated in fall 2008 and 230 in spring 2009, at more than 20 sites in Knox, Anderson, Blount, Loudon, and Sevier counties.
• Girls on Track programming began in spring 2008 to serve sixth-eighth grade girls.
The New Balance Girls on the Run 5K costs $15 (which includes race shirt and goodie bag) and is open to girls ages 8-14; registration begins at 1 p.m. For more information: gotrknoxville.org