Girls on the Run of the Eastern Upper Peninsula announces that due to limited personnel it had to put this year’s Summer Solstice 5K Fun Run on hiatus.
“It was a difficult decision for our Board to make”, GOTR EUP Board Chair Cindy Merkel shared. “Not only was it a missed opportunity for bringing the community together, from small children to spry elders, but also our Council’s largest annual fund raiser” she said.
“Where we came up short this year was finding a volunteer willing and able to take on the duties of Race Director”, Merkel stated. “While the activities involved in organizing the event and the camaraderie found doing so are quite rewarding, the position does require a time commitment over several months.”
“We are certain though”, she continued, “that there is someone, or someones, out there who share the Council’s passion and mission for setting preteen girls onto a path towards becoming self assured women and who would welcome an opportunity to join our team of dedicated volunteers in bringing back the Summer Solstice 5K in 2018.”
Girls on the Run is a nationally based program whose mission is to inspire preteen girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced base curriculum that integrates running activities. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Girls on the Run of the Eastern Upper Peninsula is a local council of the national organization and the only Michigan council located in the Upper Peninsula.
The privately funded, non profit council is largely volunteer with a part-time program coordinator. If you are interested in bringing the program into your community, would like to find out how to get involved or simply want to learn more about the program please give us a call at 906-632-8109 or visit our website, www.gotreup.org.
Girls on the Run…. A lot more than a running program!