Girls on the Run Bayou Region announces Reindeer Run 5K

Published 12:02 am Saturday, November 27, 2021

HOUMA — Girls on the Run Bayou Region is excited to announce that the Reindeer Run 5K is back! The 5K will be held on Sunday, December 12 at 1 p.m. at the Bayou Country Sports Park in Houma. Registration is now open online at www.gotrbayouregion.org and race day registration will also be available beginning at 11 a.m. on December 12.

The culmination of the Girls on the Run fall 2021 program season brings a memorable 5K event to the region, which girls from area schools in Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary have been preparing for since September. This non-competitive running event is designed to deliver on the organization’s mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The 5K is open to all ages and abilities, and the public is invited to participate to help make this special day the best it can be.

Prior to the 1 p.m. race start, participants can take part in fun activities like letters to Santa, cookie decorating, and a “happy hair” station to jazz up runners’ hair with color or glitter before the run. Holiday flare, strollers and fun are all encouraged!

All proceeds from the event will assist in providing scholarships to program participants in the upcoming spring season. To learn more about the mission of Girls on the Run Bayou Region, visit www.gotrbayouregion.org. 

Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for third-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.