Friday, May 20, 2011

Girls on the Run 5k in Hailey Saturday

At Heagle Park

     The eighth annual New Balance Girls on the Run 5-kilometer and Healthy Living Expo is Saturday, May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Lawrence Heagle Park in the Della View area of Hailey.

     The run/walk/stroll over a 3.1-mile course benefits Girls on the Run, an after-school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

     “We had over 85 girls participate in the spring Girls on the Run program. I’m so excited to see many of them complete their very first every 5k,” said Girls on the Run executive director Mary Fauth.

     Save money by signing up early. Early registration fee is $20 adults, $10 youth ages 12-18 and $40 for families of four. Online registration is available until Friday. Bib bag pick up and early registration is Friday at Atkinson's in Hailey from 5-7 p.m. Race fees increase on race morning to $25 adult, $15 youth and $50 family.

     There will be prizes for best decorated bike as well as a bike obstacle course. The Healthy Living Expo activities at the park include inflatable games, a bike obstacle course, yoga, a tumbling area and exhibitions of cheerleading and volleyball.

     Information will be offered by community organizations like St. Luke’s Elks Rehabilitation, The Animal Shelter, Blaine County Recreation, Mountain Rides and The Drug Coalition.

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