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Yesterday approximately 400 girls, along with their parents & siblings, took to the streets of Downtown Troy and put their best foot forward, literally, in The Year of the Girl Run. It was a culmination of an 11 week program which focused training, nutrition, and positive self-image. The Troy Record was on hand, and you can check out their full coverage.

It was a quite an awesome sight to behold hundreds of Girl Scouts and their families, clad in green, demonstrating the positive power of healthy choices. Every single person who  crossed the finish line should be very proud.

We hope you enjoyed yourselves, and we’d love to hear your thoughts, as we are making the Year of the Girl Run a yearly event! Sound off below in the comments!


  1. The girls of troop 2045 had a blast and were so proud of their medals! Great job on the run! Looking forward to next year’s!

    April 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm by Kate Colberg

  2. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to do something active with my girls. Usually parents have to sit on the sidelines. We had a lot of fun training.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:10 am by Maryann Levitus

  3. Thank you for organizing the run. It was great! The girls from Troop 1451 and 1934 had a great time. The Tool Kit was great – we enjoyed following the program.

    May 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm by Jennifer Dentinger

  4. Troop 1023 & Troop 1083 from Clinton Heights in East Greenbush, Neighborhood 132 – particapted and had a great time!!! This was a great event that everyone can particpate in whether they ran or walked.
    There were a few bumps in the road – the registration process was confusing, due to the link not getting you to where you needed to go, confusion with checking in on the day of the event (you didn’t need to if you picked up your packet early, but that wasn’t clear on the directions sent via email) and there was no clear time that the course was going to close and the police cruiser came in about 15 minutes before all the participants did (I am sure that had to due with the City planning) there were concerns about girls walking without the cruiser following behind…things to think about for next year – WE WILL SEE YOU THERE!

    May 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm by Kim Hoggan

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