Monday, May 12, 2008

Larry Noel Greenbelt 15K for Charitable Cause

Entry fees for this year's race go to support a running charity called Girls Gotta Run. I have volunteered video services to this charity in the past and they support a worthy cause.

"The Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF) is a volunteer organization created to raise money to buy athletic shoes for Ethiopian girls who are training to become professional runners. Training to be athletes allows them to stay in school, avoid early marriage, and gain personal independence. Founded in 2006, the organization already supports two pilot programs, Team Tesfa in Addis Ababa and the Simien Mountain Girls Running Team in rural Ethiopia. Besides athletic shoes, GGRF is providing money for training clothes, “calorie money” for extra food and subsidies for coaches. By providing money for athletic shoes, Girls Gotta Run gives Ethiopian girls the chance to improve not only their lives, but also their families and communities."

The race itself should be interesting as it goes through Greenbelt, MD and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Center.

(Link to registration info)

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