Emily Richmond via Crowdrise
March 18, 2012
BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY
ORGANIZER: GIRLS ON THE RUN OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012
I swore I'd never run the LA Marathon again...
and here I am running half. I joined GOTRLA as an assistant coach in 2011 because my regular volunteer commitments had slowed down for the summer. I was hesitant to take on another organization but felt like I had too much free time. I showed up for my first day and had such a blast I knew I was going to have to find more hours in the day to keep all of my volunteer organizations in my life because GOTRLA was not going anywhere.
I would not be running this race if I weren't running for GOTRLA. I'd love your support in supporting this organization! If you made it to this page, you've probably heard me talk about my love for it at length.
If this LAM turns into a monsoonathon again, at least I can keep repeating a dollar amount in my head as motivation!
GIRLS ON THE RUN OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY wrote -
Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County (GOTRLA) is dedicated to educating and preparing girls in 3rd through 8th grades for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Using an interactive curriculum, certified volunteer coaches facilitate the twice-weekly afterschool sessions that combine the power of physical activity with important lessons to strengthen girls’ physical, social and emotional development.
The 12-week season culminates in a non-competitive 5k run/walk. Seeing them cross the finish line is empowerment in action – they prove to themselves that they can do anything!