A Note from Confluence Academy-Old North: Girls on the Run 5K

What is Girls on the Run? How far is a 5K? What does it take to get to the finish line?

Girls on the Run is an activity-based positive youth development program. GOTR focuses on grades 3-8, and has a curriculum of lessons to empower girls for a lifetime of healthy living, as well as train for a 5K race, which is 3.1 miles.

In St. Louis, the Girls on the Run program annually serves more than 7,000 students at more than 290 schools in 23 counties in eastern Missouri and western Illinois. The Girls on the Run 5K is held each fall and spring, welcoming thousands of runners and walkers.

Heather Kristof teaches PE/health at Confluence Academy-Old North. She is also the team sponsor. She shared the experience of the team’s GOTR 5K.

“On Saturday, November 14, girls in 3rd through 8th grade ran in the Girls on the Run and Girls on Track 5K race in downtown St. Louis. The girls have worked very hard for the past 10 weeks to prepare for the race. All our girls finished the race, as did all of the coaches.

We are very proud of all of the girls as well as the teachers who participated and finished the race!”

~Submitted by Heather Kristof, Confluence Academy-Old North

**Photos submitted by Old North staff