The company says that the women of the Miller Weldmaster family will be racing with local girls and women to promote “girl power” – stressing girls’ individuality, unique strengths and leadership development.
The 5K event is a culminating celebration for Girls on the Run (grades three through five) and Girls on Track (six through eight), girls who have completed a 10-week program of training and personal development. In the 10 weeks prior to the event, these individuals train with teams of close friends to complete the 5K. There are more than 800 girls who participate in the Girls on the Run and Girls on Track programs.
The youth development organization behind the event, Girls on the Run of Stark County, was founded in 2010. Since its first season, it has impacted the lives of more than 1,000 girls and their families. Girls on the Run of Stark County is a local chapter of Girls on the Run International, an international program helping girls realize their individuality and ability to shape the future on their own terms. With the help of more than 55,000 volunteers, Girls on the Run International now serves more than 130,000 girls in over 200 cities throughout North America.
The Girls on the Run 5K will be in nearby Canton, Ohio, which is also home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.