Girls Run: fit, fun, festive female empowerment
track field was covered in a hue of pink. Hundreds
of Sudbury women, young and old, gathered to participate
in the 4th annual Girls Run.
The Spanish tunes used to warm
up could be heard from a distance in preparation
for the run.
As you come closer to the field
you could feel the excitement in the footsteps
of these women.
“Girls Run is a way for
women to set goals for themselves and watch themselves
accomplish them,” Chantal Dagostino, organizer
of the event said.
As the warm-up completed, the
girls made their way to the start line behind
They lined up side by side, supporting
and encouraging each other.
With the sound of the horn around
400 girls were afoot to accomplish their individual
Girls Run Sudbury is similar to
other races yet differs on its core purpose.
“This event is to encourage
girls to stay active and participate in sports,”
“Girls often drop out of
physical sports for fear of being perceived negatively,
thus by surrounding themselves with role models,
we can hopefully encourage them to stay active,”
If you missed out on the activities
from the Girls Run, check
out our gallery.