Return to Headlines

Ken-Ton Students to Participate in Girls on the Run

On Sunday, June 2nd, several Ken-Ton students from Franklin Elementary, Edison Elementary, and Holmes Elementary, will take part in the annual Girls on the Run 5K. The race takes place at the University at Buffalo North Campus.

Girls on the Run is a nationwide program that inspires individuals of all abilities to discover, build, and grow their self-confidence. At the end of the season, they are eligible to compete in a local 5K race.

Ken-Ton is proud to have three schools involved this year, with Edison being the newest school to form a team. The group of 15 girls is led by coaches Julie Beiter and Kaitlyn Good. They join a team of 18 girls from Holmes Elementary led by coaches Tracy Caruana and Jennifer Conway, and 15 girls from Franklin Elementary led by coaches Amanda Regan, Erik Kroll, Marissa Kasper, Jessica Mang-Morris, and Laura Sutter. All three teams have been practicing for months ahead of Sunday's race.

"Girls on the Run has fun, evidence-based programs that inspire participants to recognize their inner strength, increase their level of physical activity, imagine their possibilities, and confidently stand up for themselves and others," Caruana and Conway said.

Some of the schools also have parents participating in the Girls on the Run Parent Run Club, an online-based 5K program designed to help the parents/guardians of GOTR participants stay fit, healthy, and motivated. Parent Run Club members run the 5K along with the girls.

We'd like to wish all of our Ken-Ton students, their parents, and coaches good luck this Sunday!