Milestones and Medals: Girls on the Run Berks Celebrates Their 10 Year Anniversary

Girls on the Run Berks proudly celebrates its 10-year anniversary, marking a decade of empowerment, growth, and positive impact in Berks and Schuylkill Counties. Since its establishment, the program has flourished, touching the lives of over 6,000 girls in over 80 schools and community sites; inspiring them to reach their full potential.

As part of the anniversary festivities, Girls on the Run Berks is excited to announce its upcoming 5K celebration on Saturday, May 18, starting at 8 a.m. These seasonal events serve as the high point of each season’s efforts, providing participants with a memorable and rewarding experience.

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The 5K celebration is not just about completing a race; it’s about crossing the finish line and realizing the strength and capabilities within yourself. Participants of all abilities are welcomed and encouraged, fostering a sense of inclusion and accomplishment for everyone involved.

“At Girls on the Run Berks, we are incredibly proud of the growth and impact we’ve achieved over the past decade, marking this Spring season as the largest single season to date with over 525 program participants,” said Kirsten Haas, Executive Director of Girls on the Run Berks. “Our 10-year anniversary is a testament to the dedication of our coaches and volunteers, the support of our community, and the transformative power of our programs.”

Each participant in the Girls on the Run program receives a commemorative medal at the end of the 5K event, symbolizing their numerous achievements throughout the season. Beyond physical activity, Girls on the Run focuses on teaching essential life skills, blending lessons on managing emotions, fostering friendships, and expressing empathy with the joy of running.

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Join the organization on Saturday, May 18th, as they celebrate 10 years of empowering girls, fostering confidence, and promoting healthy lifestyles through Girls on the Run Berks.

For more information or to register for the 5K event, visit or contact

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