Today I had the honor of participating in Johnson County's Girls on the Run 5K. What an AMAZING experience!! Girls on the Run is a non-profit national organization that is geared toward girls in grades 3-6. This program and it's volunteers promote and educate these young ladies to live a healthy lifestyle. Topics such as physical exercise, proper nutrition, social and emotional health are touched on while they are training for a 5k cross-country event.
Their banquet was held today after the 5k to mark the closing of the 2009 season. I had a great time talking to the participants about the importance of being healthy both inside and outside. I'm so proud of each of them for having the confidence to participate in today's event ... YOU GO GIRLS!!!
Pictured with Mrs. Johnson County Iowa America 2010. She ran today today with some great young ladies!
The girls got in the running spirit with fun hair spray in many colors! Pictured is the finished product for some of lovely young ladies!