Time to Run

Small group on trackJudging from the view from my front porch on Locust Avenue this Sunday, a high percentage of the Charlottesville population was out for their first outdoor experience in a while.  The first sunny day with moderate temperatures in a while brought out bikers, stroller-pushers, dog-walkers–and lots of runners.

Last week, Friendship Court’s Girls on the Run team had its first practice of the spring season, when the weather was somewhat less accommodating.  The girls will follow a twelve-week curriculum that takes these 5th -8th graders through the rudiments of training for a 5K race  The class also helps them prepare to navigate the rocky road of their teenage years, addressing subjects like “Be a Girl of Your Word” and “Taking Time to be Thankful.”

Piedmont Housing has launched a crowd funding event to help support these girls–and their male counterparts in the “Let Me Run” program–as they learn lessons about life and running in a positive and structured setting.  You can help us with your contribution today.  And we will definitely take the time to be thankful.