Friday, May 17, 2013

Check it Out: GOTR + Race Entry Giveaway!

Hey Everyone! Today's post is all about Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee - a nonprofit organization that does great things for girls in the community! I recently got involved with the 5k race committee and it's been a great experience. I'm thrilled to do something that benefits the community I love, while also raising interest for the sport I love!

In case you're not familiar with Girls on the Run (GOTR), the organization runs a youth development program that combines an interactive curriculum with running to inspire self-respect and a healthy lifestyle in preteen girls. The program's core curriculum addresses the girls' physical, emotional, mental and social well-being with lessons to provide the tools to help them make positive decisions and avoid risky adolescent behaviors.

At the spring 5k race, participants get to demonstrate what they've learned throughout the 10-12 week program. It's also an opportunity for local runners and walkers to support the organization! 

This year's race theme is Superheroes! When you think of superheroes, thoughts instantly go to characters that are strong, smart and brave. On the big screen and in comic books, these heroes often wear masks and capes - but in real life, there are superheroes all around us. GOTR is excited to celebrate these superheroes as well as the superhero in each of us.

Here are the race details:

What: GOTR of Greater Milwaukee Spring 5k Race
When: Sunday, June 9 @ 10am
Where: Greenfield Park
Cost: $30 - proceeds benefit the GOTR organization
Additional Details: Costumes encouraged but not required. On race day, you can design your own superhero mask or get your face painted. Music, food, activities and games will make the day fun for the entire family!

Remember - community members are welcome at the event. Men, women, boys and girls of all ages are invited to participate! Sign up for the race here.

The Giveaway!

I'd love to see all of you at the event and to help encourage participation, I have one race entry to giveaway. All you need to do to enter the giveaway is tell me your favorite superhero in the comments section below. I'll pick a winner on Wednesday, May 22.

In the meantime, check out GOTR on Facebook and Twitter!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend :)

- ST


  1. I love the concept of GOTR! It's such an amazing program. I'm glad to hear that you're involved with it, Sun! You're definitely making a huge difference in those girls' lives :D

    1. Thanks Alex! I haven't done much with the organization yet but hopefully can continue to help out as the months go by!

  2. I definitely want to get involved with GOTR, but I am out of town the day of :( But looking forward to future events!

    1. There is also a fall 5k event so maybe you'll be able to attend that one. In general, a great organization to support!

  3. My favorite superhero is Wonder Woman! I want to get the knee socks with the cape to wear in a race someday! I'm excited to have found your blog, I am in Kenosha, not to far away. I am also a Sweat Pink Ambassador so we should run a race together in our Sweat Pink gear! I also think GOTR is awesome and would love to be more involved!

    1. So nice to meet you, Bethany! I'm excited to learn about another Sweat Pink Ambassador in the area and also to check out your blog :) We should definitely try to run a race together this summer or fall!