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Girls on the Run Western Massachusetts to Hold 5k Run Nov. 20

WILLIAMSBURG — Girls on the Run Western Massachusetts will Host its Girls on the Run 5K on Sunday, Nov. 20, starting at 10 a.m. at the Smith College athletic fields. The event is open to the public.

The run, organizers say, is about the joy of empowering girls in grades 3-8 and celebrating their incredible achievements over the 20-session, 10-week program season of Girls on the Run Western Massachusetts. Twenty-four schools from all four Western Mass. counties coming together with their families and friends to run and celebrate their achievements.

There will also be family-friendly activities and a fun warmuup. More than 250 volunteers will be running with the girls as running buddies, while numerous community members and another 85 volunteers will help organize and run the race. To volunteer or to participate in the run, visit www.girlsontherunwesternma.org, or register the day of the run starting at 8 a.m.

Sponsors incude Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Women’s Health, HUB International, Holyoke Gas and Electric, Children’s Heart Center, RunReg, Holyoke Medical Center, Spoleto Restaurant, Palmer Paving, River Valley Counseling Center, and Northampton Pediatric Dentistry.

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