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Springfield Estates Girls Run Club Holds 5K Race

Springfield Estates Girls Run Club runners pose with Chick-fil-a Cow post-race.

Springfield Estates Girls Run Club runners pose with Chick-fil-a Cow post-race. Photo by Cindy Arendt

About forty-five fifth and sixth grade girls from Springfield Estates Elementary School participated in the Fall Girls Run Club 5K Race on Thursday, Nov. 21. The girls and coaches trained every Tuesday and Thursday during the months of October and November for this event. During the Girls Run Club season the girls learned lessons about positive self-concept, encouraging others, and benefits of living a healthy life. They also built their running stamina as they started the season running about a half a mile, and they ended with their 5K race, which is about 3.1 miles.

A special thank you to Metro Run/Walk in Springfield for providing race bibs, pins, and a race clock; Silver Diner in Springfield for providing each runner with a race certificate and coupon; and Chick-fil-a in Springfield for providing sandwiches as a post-race snack, balloons, and a special guest cow to cheer on the girls.