Running and empowering

In front from the left are Deanna Bartnik, Zoey Ribble, Ava Wright, Paityn Hobbs, Macey Malone, Mae Malbouef, Kennedy Harpster, Allison Stokes, and Betty Yagley. In back are coaches Esme Leckrone, Holly Leckrone, Megan deCardenas, Janice Richardson. Not pictured: Amelia Bruski, Sarah Coronado and Ari Bojonell.

On May 21there were girls from Lakeville Elementary School were on the run.

Coach Janice Richardson, Macey Malone and Zoey Ribble enjoying the gorgeous 5K route as they race to the finish line.

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. β€œIt 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.

β€œGirls 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

The entire Lakeville Girls on the Run team celebrated an awesome season with 5K medals and awards.


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