Seneca Falls, N.Y. (March 31, 2017) — 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.