HCC Dale Mabry Campus Hosts Inaugural Girls on the Run 5k

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16 April 2013

TAMPA, FL –Girls on the Run Southern Tampa Bay launches the Inaugural Girls on the Run 5k Tampa Bay at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd. Tampa, FL 33614.

Established in 2006, Girls on the Run of Southern Tampa Bay will serve more than 600 girls in 2013. This May, we anticipate over 800 participants and 500 spectators to attend the celebratory, family orientated 5k event, which is the culminating moment of our 12 week program.

Bring your family and friends to run, jog or walk with Girls on the Run participants and celebrate with pre and post event activities.

With the steady growth of the Girls on the Run Southern Tampa Bay Chapter, the organization decided to host a stand-alone 5k event, open to all runners and walkers.

“Having our own event ensures that 100% of the proceeds go to secure program materials, coach/volunteer supplies, improve outreach to underserved populations and provide scholarships to ensure that all girls have a chance to participate in this transformational program,” said event director Karl DeBate.

Girls on the Run of Southern Tampa Bayis a program of Frameworks of Tampa Bay, Inc., 501c3 (non-profit organization) that delivers a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running to inspire 3rd through 8th grade girls to be joyful, healthful and confident. Not only do we get the girls (and their families and running buddies) moving – we also arm them with the tools necessary to effectively manage many of life’s challenges, including gossip, bullying, establishing healthy friendships and standing up for themselves and others. The girls also plan and execute a community service project, helping them to realize the individual power they have to make a difference in their community.

You may visit www.girlsontheruntampabay.org to register, volunteer or find out more about the event.

For questions about the event or Girls on the Run Southern Tampa Bay, please contact Karl DeBate at 813-746-9246, or gotr5k@icloud.com.

Event Media Contact:  Dr Rita DeBate, GOTR Council Director, rdebate@health.usf.edu

Niurka Arce-Ferrer
Community Relations and Marketing Manager

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