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Article Published: Apr. 18, 2013 | Modified: May. 5, 2013
Run for Girls on the Run

Registration is open for the ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run 5K to be held at 10 a.m. on May 4.

The noncompetitive run will begin at Appalachian State University’s Kidd Brewer Stadium and follow a mostly flat course through campus.

The event is sponsored by Appalachian’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services.

This is the first time that the 5K is open to the public as a community event since Girls on the Run of the High Country started in 2009.

“This is such a fun and energetic event; we wanted to be able to share it with the larger community," director Mary Sheryl Horine said. "We’ve kept the registration fee very low, hoping that kids, families and Appalachian students will want to join us and get active on a beautiful Saturday spring morning."

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Anyone younger than 14 will need a running buddy to register and run with them. Registration fees are $15 and include a T-shirt if fees are received by April 17. Registration will also be accepted on the day of the event starting at 8 a.m.

In addition to the run, there will also be warm-up activities, a happy hair station, an art table, visits from Yosef and the Appalachian cheerleading team and food provided by Earth Fare, Chili’s and Panera Bread.

For more information on thw event or volunteering for Girls on the Run, visit or contact Horine at Appalachian’s Institute for Health and Human Services at (828) 252-7557 or (

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