3rd to 5th graders will participate in Women’s Right to Run 5K

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elementary School site of Girls on the Run has selected the Women’s Right to Run 5K event to culminate its season on May 13 in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the women’s rights movement.

The second annual Women’s Right to Run, which will have both 5K and 19K courses, will fundraise once again for the National Women’s Hall of Fame, after raising $5,000 for the organization in its inaugural year. The proceeds from the run will be used to rehabilitate and transform the historic 1844 Seneca Knitting Mill into the Center for Great Women, the future permanent home of the National Women’s Hall.

The ten-week Girls on the Run programs, which seek to empower girls to be confident and healthy, always conclude with a celebratory 5K run. After volunteering at a water stop during last year’s Women’s Right to Run, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Girls on the Run members, who are in grades three through five, wanted to make it their official end-of-season 5K this year.

The participants of Girls on the Run in Seneca Falls have previously attended Paige’s Butterfly Run in Syracuse for their 5K.

About Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. The program’s mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

About the Women’s Right to Run: The second annual Women’s Right to Run 19K/5K, open to both men and women, will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017, Mother’s Day Weekend, in Seneca Falls. Generations Bank is the organizing sponsor of the second annual run. The Women’s Right to Run is a partner event for 261 Fearless Inc., a global non-profit social women’s running movement founded by Kathrine Switzer. Switzer, who made history as the first woman to run as a numbered entry in the Boston Marathon in 1967, will be returning for the event as the official 19K race starter and spokesperson.

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