Friday, December 05, 2008JOHNSON CITY—The East Tennessee State University Panhellenic Association has joined with Girls on the Run of Northeast Tennessee and will celebrate their partnership with the Girls on the Run 5K race on the grounds of the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home this Sunday (Dec. 7) at 1:30 p.m.
Girls on the Run is a non-profit program that encourages pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Volunteers serve as role models by coaching girls through a 12-week program, culminating in a 5K race. Two sessions and races are conducted each year.
Girls on the Run is designed for girls in 3rd-5th grades, while Girls on Track is aimed at 6th-8th graders. The program enables girls to withstand the pressures of growing into women through the development of self esteem by teaching very specific social and personal skills.
According to ETSU student Whitney Pugh, vice president of programming and leadership, “The ETSU Panhellenic Association wanted to partner with an organization as our philanthropy. I am excited about the partnership with Girls on the Run, and I can’t wait to see what the next years have to bring.”