Girls on the Run 2023

By Melissa Sullivan
November 21, 2023

On Sunday students, parents and teachers from Waynewood Elementary gathered together at the Girls on the Run event at Pentagon City, Arlington. This empowering race not only showcased the physical prowess of our young girls but also emphasized the importance of teamwork, confidence, and resilience. The event was a resounding success, and we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our supportive parents, dedicated coaches, and the entire school community.

Girls on the Run is a remarkable organization dedicated to inspiring young girls to recognize their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams. Through a unique curriculum that combines interactive lessons and running activities, this program instills important life skills such as self-confidence, teamwork, and goal-setting. The event on Sunday was a testament to the positive impact this organization has on our students.

In the spirit of giving back, the group organized a philanthropy project during the Girls on the Run program this fall. Students and their families were encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items for the Be The Good non-profit organization. This initiative not only amplified the sense of community but also taught our students the importance of philanthropy and compassion.

Looking back on the success of Sunday's event, we are filled with pride and gratitude. The lessons learned, friendships forged, and the sheer joy on the faces of our participants remind us of the power of community and empowerment. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Girls on the Run and fostering an environment where our girls can thrive.

In closing, a big thank you once again to everyone who played a role in making the event a triumph, especially our coaches, Mrs. Thomas, Dr. Jones and Mrs. Lafayette. Your dedication to the growth and well-being of our students is truly appreciated. Here's to a future filled with empowered, confident, and resilient young leaders!