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Dozens compete in annual Girls on the Run Submitted: 05/19/2018
Erin Beu
Erin Beu
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ebeu@wjfw.com

Dozens compete in annual Girls on the Run
MINOCQUA - Dozens of girls laced up their running shoes to hit the start line for the "Girls on the Run" community spring 5k Saturday in Minocqua.

Girls on the Run is an organization that helps young girls grow to be confident and healthy.

The 5K fun run is just one way to promote a healthy body image.

Girls on the Run Park Falls coach Katie Rybak said the run isn't about time or winners but to make sure everyone knows that they are capable of finishing.

"I just hope they feel like really proud of themselves, like they could do it. I hope they feel really good about themselves and happy like they really accomplish a goal," said Rybak.

The run was 'super hero' themed so many girls dressed up. The event also had hair stations, face painting, and a Zumba class.

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