Girls in grades three through five will participate in the Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio 5K Sunday, May 15, on The University of Toledo Main Campus.
The 5K starts at 9 a.m. with pre-race activities, including face painting and a Happy Hair Station, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The University of Toledo will close several roads on campus from 9 to 10 a.m. for the run, during which UT police officers will redirect traffic to parking lots on the north end of campus closer to West Bancroft Street. West Rocket Drive between East Rocket Drive and West Towerview Boulevard and East Rocket Drive between Towerview South and Douglas Road will be closed. Towerview South Boulevard and the bus circle will remain open for TARTA buses.
City of Toledo police officers also plan to close Secor Road from Dorr Street to Bancroft Street from approximately 9:05 to 9:25 a.m.
Before 8:30 a.m., parents or guardians of race participants will be directed to park in lots 6, 9 and 10. Lots 6 and 10 will be closed from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Drivers also will not be able to enter or exit Lot 9 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Entrance to Lots 4 and 18 also will be restricted when runners are on the course from 9 to 10 a.m.
Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.
The 20-lesson curriculum combines training for the 5K with lessons that encourage girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem-solving skills, and make healthy decisions through a collaboration with their parents, schools, volunteers, staff and the community.
For more information, go to girlsontherunnwohio.org.