No losers, all winners for Girls on the Run

COOPERSTOWN – Girls on the Run of Central New York took off this Sunday at Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown as teams participated in a 5K run/walk. A culmination of 10 weeks of practice and lessons, the run was a fun time for teams. The teams consisted of girls ranging from third to eighth grade and came from all parts of Central New York. Sherburne-Earlville, Bainbridge-Guilford, Greene and Unadilla Valley schools represented Chenango County.

“It was a pretty neat experience,” said Kelly York who had children that participated in the event. “It was huge.”

Sally Trosset, Counsel Director of GOTR of Central New York, explained that family members and friends were invited to join the girls in completing the 5K run/walk.

“The event is amazing, it's an amazing day,” said Trosset.

“We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running,” states the GOTR website.

GOTR is an after school program that involves training two times a week for 10 weeks. This year UV had two Girls on the Run teams with 15 girls each from grades three through five. UV had one Girls on Track team, which involved 12 girls from grades six through eight. While UV's teams were affiliated with the school, school affiliation is not a requirement. In order to be head/assistant coaches volunteers had to register and receive training before they could lead a team.

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