This past December I challenged myself and signed up to run my first 5K through Girls on the Run of Charlotte.

This was not an ordinary 5K for me but a very special one. I signed up not only to run but to be a Running Buddy with Girls on the Run of Charlotte.

A Running Buddy is a volunteer that is volunteering to run the 5K with a Girls on the Run participate that didn't have someone to run with for the 5K. You encourage, motivate and support the girls as you complete the 5K.

Volunteer Running buddies are over 18 years old and are considered positive role models for the girls by Girls on the Run of Charlotte. For more information about the Running Buddy Program with Girls on the Run of Charlotte please visit www.gotrcharlotte.org.

Amanda Hollingsworth
Director, Charlotte Chapter of SCC