Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee hosted a 5k event on Sunday, November 13th at Bayshore Town Center. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in 3rd to 8th grade. During the ten-week program, girls participate in lessons that foster confidence, build peer connections and encourage community service while they prepare for an end-of-season celebratory 5k event.
Participation in the 5k event was open to the public and all proceeds from the event benefits Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee. This 5k event brought together 1000 participants (including program participants), family, friends and community members.
Bayshore Town Center, which is owned and developed by Olshan Properties, hosted the event as part of Olshan Outreach, a company-wide service-based charitable program that focuses on improving the communities in which they operate.
Bayshore Town Center offers a shopping, dining, entertainment, and business office experience in a location that is more than 50 years old, but entirely recreated. New buildings have been combined with some of the existing Bayshore Mall infrastructure to create a 45-acre “town center” concept featuring 1.2 million square feet of retailers, restaurants, office space and residential space. There is also a town square that hosts public events and concerts.
About Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Girls on the Run has served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996. In Milwaukee, GOTR will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary and serving over 5000 girls and their families in the Greater Milwaukee area.