Girls on the Run of Southeast Michigan held their last run of the school year Sunday at the Ellen Thompson Women’s Health Center on the campus of Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital. “(The race) was amazing, we have great weather, great girls and double the participants of last year” said Program Coordinator Lisa Gizzi. This year, the race had more than 1,000 girls and more than 2,000 total participants. Participants ran around St. Joseph and returned to a live DJ, moon bounce and other fun inflatables.
More than 2000 participants run from the starting line at the Girls on the Run 5K Sunday at the Ellen Thompson Women's Health Center on the campus of Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital. All proceeds from the race go to Girls on the Run and their scholarship program, which will offer partial or full funding for anyone in need.
Runners make their way around the first turn
Program Coordinator Lisa Gizzi of Dundee cheers on participants as they run toward the finish line.
Minna Tremonti, 9, and her father, Dave of Ann Arbor run toward the finish line to receive a medal for participating
(right) Sidney Cheney, 3, of Howell plays on an inflatable obstacle course while his sister, India, 9, participates in the Girls on the Run 5K.
Colin Charnock, 7, and his sister Claire, 3, of Monroe play on a moon bounce while their mother and sister participate in the Girls on the Run 5K