Girls on the Run

10-week program helps youth build self-confidence through lessons and exercise


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

Nineteen girls in third through fifth grade practice for their upcoming 5K run at American Legion Park as part of Girls on the Run, a program that helps them build self-confidence through lessons and exercise.

Ten-year-old Taylor Runge was fatigued as she made her way around the pond at American Legion Park in Sidney for the fifth time. The goal was 11 laps, which equated to a 5K run, and would be her first time attempting that distance.

Her run slowed to her a jog, and eventually a walk, but never did she stop.

"You're going great," Wes, her father, said as he kept pace with her. He was just as, if not more, tired as his daughter, but he wanted Taylor to see it through.

Taylor is one of 19 girls participating in the Sidney chapter of Girls on the Run, a nationwide program created for girls in th...

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