Girls On The Run Bayou Region hosts ‘Ghouls On The Run’

Published 12:30 pm Saturday, September 10, 2022

HOUMA — Girls on the Run Bayou Region will host its first Ghouls on the Run Fun Run on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 9am. The event is in partnership with Rougarou Festival and participants are encouraged to enjoy the festival after the race.

Girls on the Run Bayou Region 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.

Ghouls on the Run is open to the public and is family-friendly. Race registration will open at 8am and the race will start at 9am. The 1.5 mile fun run will take place in the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center parking lot. Costumes are not required but welcome. There will be a costume contest at the end of the race. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Girls on the Run Bayou Region program.

For a complete race map and to register for the event, visit

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development (PYD) program that is designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. 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 life skills curriculum is delivered by caring and competent coaches who are trained to teach lessons as intended. 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