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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Want to be inspired while enjoying the outdoors? Head to Lake Nokomis, Saturday at 9 a.m. for the Girls on the Run Twin Cities 5k.

Mary Uran, Council Director, Girls on the Run Twin Cities, joined KARE 11 News @ 4 with more details.

Girls on the Run Twin Cities inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The program uses an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Over the 10-week season, physical activity is interwoven with lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.

Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences.

They start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what's important to them. Then, they look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.

Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum.

Head to Girls on the Run Twin Cities for more information.

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