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“Leader & Runner & Awesome” YWCA Minneapolis Youth and Families at Twin Cities in Motion

By Ann Haugejorde, Health and Wellness Site Coordinator
October 20, 2016
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The new orange t-shirts for our YWCA youth running groups say in big white letters “LEADER&RUNNER&AWESOME!”. That definitely describes the youth runners who participated in Family Events for Twin Cities in Motion on Saturday, October 8.

Running either the 5K or the 1 mile, there were 170 youth and family participants. Youth who attended ranged from 3rd grade through high school, and were from YWCA Minneapolis’ Strong Fast Fit and Eureka! afterschool programs.

It was a week of festivities for the participants:

  • YWCA Midtown hosted a well-attended “pasta party” for the runners and their families catered by Fat Lorenzo’s
  • YWCA received 38 pairs of running shoes from Run-and-Fun for youth who needed running shoes
  • Then it was time for the big run!

Twin Cities in Motion has sponsored our YWCA Minneapolis youth as one of their Youth Community Partners for the past 10 years. Through the generosity of the Twin Cities in Motion organization, we have received funds for run training, event transportation and registration.

Our youth continue to run during the rest of the year at several events. They attend an indoor track event at the University of Minnesota in February and a cross country event in May.

Thank you Twin Cities in Motion for 10 great years of running!

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