The Ginger Snap 5K benefiting Girls on the Run

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GingerSnap 5K, Benefiting Girls on the Run of Union County, will take place on Saturday, December 7.

The GingerSnap 5K presented by Connolly Orthodontics, will host its 5K event on Saturday, December 7, in downtown Waxhaw. The December race will mark the 10th running of the 5K. The GingerSnap 5K was founded by Girls on the Run supporters who were inspired by the mission of Girls on the Run and believe in their vision of a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

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 on Saturday, December 7 is open to the public. All proceeds from the GingerSnap 5K are donated to Girls on the Run of Union County\’s financial assistance program which ensures any girl will have access to their programs regardless of her financial circumstances.

“We are proud that the GingerSnap 5K raises enough funds to cover financial assistance for one season – nearly $30,000,” said Race Director, Jill Connolly.

For more information about the event, how to register and volunteer opportunities, visit

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.

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