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Girls on the Run Bayou Region announces “A Mile a Day in the Month of May” fitness challenge

BOUTTE — Girls on the Run Bayou Region is excited to announce its newest fundraising event, A Mile a Day in the Month of May, an individual fitness challenge presented by Geri Lynn Nissan. Starting May 1, participants will complete any number of fitness activities and log miles to reach a total mileage goal of 31 miles over the course of four weeks. The Fitness Challenge will end on May 31.

Council Director Ashlee Laiche said, “Our goal is to bring fitness and connectedness to the community through this fun fitness challenge. Participants will be able to complete their miles a number of ways, including running, walking, biking, swimming and even skating! We want our participants to be excited about moving their bodies to stay healthy physically and make memories with the ones joining them in this challenge. It is truly fun for all!”

This is a fun, individualized event that is open to the public. It’s a great opportunity for someone with a desire to get more active to work toward an achievable goal. Registration for the fitness challenge is open now through May 7. Visit http://bit.ly/GOTRbayouchallenge to register online.

All proceeds from the event will assist in sustaining the local council so that it may continue to provide the GOTR opportunity to girls throughout the Bayou Region. To learn more about the mission of Girls on the Run Bayou Region, visit www.gotrbayouregion.org. For questions about the fitness challenge, please email Ashlee.laiche@girlsontherun.org.

Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for third through eighth grade girls designed to enhance social, psychological and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. Girls on the Run meets twice a week in small school-based teams with a mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

The program’s evidence-based curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities. The program’s life skills curriculum is delivered by caring and competent volunteer coaches. Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization with councils in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, has served over 1.4 million girls since its inception in 1996. For more information on Girls on the Run Bayou Region Council, please visit www.gotrbayouregion.org.