On May 21there were girls from Lakeville Elementary School were on the run.
According to Lakeville Physical Education Teacher Megan deCardenas, the running club, Girls On The Run, participated in 5K race with other teams from southeast Michigan at the Lake St. Clair Metro Park. “It was a beautiful day and the girls did awesome,” she said.
This running club is a 10-week program that teaches third through fifth grade girls about having positive self-talk, being a good friend and empowering themselves while navigating life all while training to run a 5K race at the end of the season.
“Girls on the Run has been at Lakeville for seven years — having taken a break during COVID — and has always been run under head coach Holly Leckrone,” deCardenas said.
The Lakeville group meets on Mondays and Thursdays right after school. Girls on the Run is a national non-profit organization which has served more than 2 million girls and has over 170 councils nationwide.
Photos courtesy of Megan deCardenas