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More than 600 girls to take part in Frisco’s Girls on the Run 5K this weekend

Summit Daily staff report

The town of Frisco is hosting the fourth Girls on the Run 5K this weekend, inviting girls in third through fifth grades along with the greater community to take part in the race.

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit meant to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which integrates running. The 5K — meant to be celebratory and non-competitive — serves as the culmination of the program, and will include groups of girls from Summit, Eagle, Park, Lake, Grand and Chaffee counties. More than 600 girls are expected to participate in the race.

But the race is also open to anyone looking for a fun run along the Dillon Reservoir.

"We encourage community members to come out and run this inspiring race," said Sara Skinner, Frisco's recreation programs coordinator. "For most of these girls it will be the first time that they complete a personal goal like this, and the community support they receive makes that accomplishment extra special. As an added bonus, it is supposed to be sunny and beautiful on Saturday."

The race begins at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10, at the Summit Middle School in Frisco. The course will take runners out-and-back on the Frisco Recreation Path, and racers will begin in waves due to a high number of participants. The race is also untimed.

Race registration is $35 on race day, and packet pick-up will be from 9:30–10:30 a.m. at Summit Middle School. T-shirts are guaranteed for Girls on the Run racers and coaches, and to the first 200 registered community runners.