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Girls on the Run, Congress Elementary to team up this March

Congress Elementary will have an opportunity to participate in Girls on the Run, an organization designed with the health of wellness of young girls in mind.

/Owen Fifield

Underwriting support from:

Who to contact to join

For more information please call the office number 616-819-2201 at Congress Elementary School.

/Eric Tank

/Eric Tank

Girls on the Run, a national organization committed to the wellness and health of young girls, is offering Congress Elementary School (940 Baldwin Street SE) girls the opportunity to participate in a 5k race on May 22 at Fifth Third Ballpark.

On Valentine's Day, this Friday, February 14, Brewery Vivant has pledged 10% of all sales towards the team. The donation will cover registration fees and snacks throughout the 10 week training.

Girls from grades 3, 4 and 5 are eligible to participate, for a total of 15 members. Participation is on a first come first served basis. In the occasion of more than 15 applicants, team members will be chosen by lottery. Mariah Kennedy and Chelsea Jandernoa will coach the 10 week training program that will meet twice a week for 90 minute sessions. Key areas of focus will be on building self esteem and raising health and wellness awareness. Training starts on March 17 and goes until race day on May 22.

Congress Elementary is a Grand Rapids Public School located in East Hills. East Hills Loves Congress is an initiative led by the East Hills Council of Neighbors to promote a healthy and vibrant neighborhood school.

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