Who runs the world? Girls on the Run finish 5k at Mall of America
Who runs the world?
Well according to Beyoncé, girls. And we’re not going to argue with Beyoncé. Especially not after watching thousands (literally, thousands) of girls and women of all ages cross the 5k finish line at the Girls on the Run 5k at the Mall of America this past weekend.
We kicked off June with one incredible event last Saturday. Over 6,000 people crossed the finish line! That includes coaches, running buddies, sparkle runners, community runners, and of course Girls on the Run! Some highlights from our Apple Autos station included: The white Expedition the girls got to write on. As you can see, it was a big hit!
Spin to Win
In addition, we had a wheel of prizes anyone and everyone could spin to win. And we’re not exaggerating, almost everyone at the event waited in line to spin that wheel. Even after we ran out of some prizes, some of the girls insisted that they spin the wheel.
As we always do at Girls on the Run Events, we left inspired by how much of an impact this program has on young girls at such a crucial point in their life. The confidence that shines from the girls is impossible to miss. And the way they accept and treat one another is truly a testament for us all to look up to.
Why We Love Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run create lessons that are designed to build girls’ self-worth and help them recognize their personal strengths while teaching them how to stand up for others. Girls in the program learn to choose positive actions which demonstrate respect and responsibility towards themselves and others. Throughout each season, they’ll learn to respond to others and themselves with care and compassion. Lessons and activities further develop their abilities to sympathize and empathize both within and beyond their social groups.
By focusing on cooperative skills and team building, girls gain valuable life lessons on how to create positive connectedness with parents, teachers, peers, and their communities. We could not be more proud to be a part of this wonderful organization. To learn more or get involved with Girls, on the Run, visit their website!