Girls on the Run 5K Race Encourages KCPS Students

Participants representing Border Star Montessori

Kansas City Public Schools students and staff braved the cold weather early on Saturday morning Nov. 4 during the annual Girls on the Run 5k Race. Female students from Faxon Elementary School, Border Star Montessori, Whittier Elementary School and other KCPS schools proudly crossed the finished line at Children’s Mercy Park.

Girls On the Run is the largest girls’ empowerment race in Kansas City. The program aims to promote physical activity and instill important life skills to girls through the Kansas City area.

Staff from Whittier Elementary School

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