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Local group to host 5K at Woodstock North High

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois, celebrating its sixth year serving girls, will host its fifth annual Girls on the Run 5K on Sunday at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock.

The race begins at 8:30 a.m and is open to the community.

The event is noncompetitive, although there will be a clock at the finish line for those interested in their time.

The race is sponsored by Centegra Health System, Sage, The Running Depot, Power Construction Co. and Baxter Credit Union.

The event is a fundraiser for Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois. The cost is $35 on race day.

Girls on the Run alumni (girls who have participated in the program before) are invited to wear their old program shirt and receive a discounted race registration of $15.

Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois is a nonprofit organization for girls in third through eighth grade that uses an experiential learning program designed to help girls make good choices for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a curriculum that integrates running.

For information, visit www.gotrnwil.org.

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