Community Sports and Running Events – Girls on the Run

Community Sports and Running Events – Girls on the Run


Saturday, March 2nd at UNC-Asheville’s Fitness Center
Celebrated for over 25 years nationally, NGWSD has been held here in Asheville for about 11 years. The goal is to inspire girls and women to choose healthy lifestyles, in part by exposing them to healthy role models and giving them opportunities to try out different sports.

This year’s sports clinics range from running, tennis, cheerleading, swimming, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, cardio funk, Nia fusion fitness, and more! Also enjoy Guest Speaker, Julie Wonder, lunch, goody bags, a t-shirt and a ticket for door prizes.

Registration fee is $10 through February 16th & $15 up through the event. Click here to download a registration form.

This exciting event is collaborative effort between Asheville Parks & Recreation, Buncombe County Parks, Greenways & Recreation, the YWCA, the YMCA, Girls on the Run, UNC-A, and other local organizations.

* HEALTHY PARKS, HEALTHY YOU 5K FUN RUN/WALK (This event is NOT timed), Saturday March 9, 2013
Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. Race starts at 10:30 a.m.
Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Circle, Asheville
$12.00 Adults / $7.00 Children ages 4 – 15
Mail-in (through February 27), Onsite Day of race 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Online registration and mail in applications can be found online at

* 3rd Annual No Excuse for Abuse 5K
to be held in Marion, NC on May 25, 2013. All proceeds from the event go to Family Services of McDowell County, Inc., a local non-profit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Agency. (828-652-8538). “We run so they don’t have to!”

* Visit the Asheville Track Club’s website to get full list of local races/


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