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Lose 5 With 5 with “Girls on the Run” at the Rose Bowl Sunday

KTLA Lose 5 with 5 and California Triathlon in support of the Inaugural “Girls on the Run 5K” at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

KTLA 5 is proud to support this 3.1-mile run/walk with more than 300 girls from Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County (GOTRLA), the empowering after-school program.  Also in attendance will be special guest coach Peyton List, teen star of Disney Channel’s Jessie, who is a dedicated GOTRLA supporter. The KTLA Weekend Morning News will air the event live on Sunday, May 19th from 6am to 9am with members of the KTLA News Team.

The 3.1-mile run is for anyone wanting to celebrate active lifestyles, healthy habits and positive self-esteem!

Sunday, May 19th
The Rose Bowl in Pasadena
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
Parking is located in Lot F

6-7am       KTLA tent open for KTLA viewers to pick up complimentary Lose 5 with 5 t-shirts
7:15am     KTLA free stretch and pre-walk around the Rose Bowl
7-8:15am  Registration opens for Girls On The Run 5K inside the  front gate at The Court of Champions
8:35am      5K race starts
Women and men, girls and boys of all ages are encouraged to register. The registration fee is $30. Space is limited, so sign up today!
For 5K registration, go to : http://www.catriathlon.com/gotr—registration.html

The Girls on the Run 5K is produced by California Triathlon in conjunction with Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County (GOTRLA), a non-profit organization that provides an after-school program to empower girls ages 8-14.

More than 300 GOTRLA participants will take part in the 5K along with hundreds of community members of all ages. As a GOTRLA guest coach, Peyton List often visits program sites to support participants in the 12-week program. Using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, the GOTR program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The program culminates with the girls completing a 5K to demonstrate they can accomplish anything!  “Girls on the Run is all about empowering girls and showing them they are strong and capable. After completing the GOTR program and training with our volunteer coaches, they’re ready to complete a 5K.   It’s inspiring to see their sense of accomplishment when they cross the finish line. The girls realize that they can really achieve anything and we are thrilled KTLA5 will be there to capture it,” said Molly Snow, Council Director of Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County.

The 2013 event will be the first GOTRLA 5K event with the nonprofit organization’s name in the title. It is being produced by California Triathlon, a non-profit statewide community service group. California Triathlon approached GOTRLA about putting on an event for them after witnessing the positive effect the organization is having on the community and the girls involved.  “California Triathlon is pleased to support the mission of Girls on the Run by presenting a 5K race on May 19th around the Pasadena Rose Bowl,” said Thom Richmond, President and Founder of California Triathlon. “The race is a culmination of a lot of hard work by the girls and all the volunteers, and we are very excited to cheer them on to that well-deserved finisher’s medal.”

GOTR is a 12-week after-school program that empowers girls and teaches them to be strong in mind, body and spirit. At the end of the program, GOTR participants run—or walk, hop or skip!— in a 5K event that reinforces they can accomplish anything!

About Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run uses the power of running to change the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. Using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running, the program combines training for a 5K event with interactive lessons that encourage positive social, emotional, mental and physical development. Girls on the Run Los Angeles County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with sites in Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Altadena, Baldwin Park, La Crescenta, Canoga Park, La Canada, Sherman Oaks, Temple City, Glendale and east Los Angeles.
For more information, visit www.gotrlosangeles.org or email info@gotrlosangeles.org.

About California Triathlon. California Triathlon is a 501c3, non-profit community service group with a multisport habit. Their 1,600 members throughout California look for ways to support an active and healthy lifestyle and play, train and race with other groups from around the state. For 2013, Girls on the Run is California Triathlon’s marquee charity partner.
For more information, visit www.catriathlon.com.

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