“I was so proud of myself for running my first 5K. When I started Girls on the Run, I didn’t think I could do it, but I ran the whole race. I want to continue running forever.”
– Ava, fourth-grader and GOTR participant
SAVE THE DATE
Join us for our Spring 5K events:
Fall 2016 5K events
Mercer/Burlington Counties: Princeton Pacers’ Clash Dash 5K, November 13th at 8:30AM
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Essex/Morris/Union Counties: Florham Park PBA and Knights of Columbus Turkey Trot 5K, November 19th at noon
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Honoring Coach Dawne Hausman
Veteran Girls on the Run coach Dawne Hausman died this past September from a virulent form of cancer. Mother, wife, sister, friend and aunt, Dawne was also a dedicated athlete who shared her love of running with countless girls in the Summit area. “Just show up and smile!” Dawne advised her running protégés, an expression that captured her own approach to life. Dawne’s commitment to the young girls she coached was one of many ways she demonstrated her devotion to this community; while not coaching, working, nurturing her family, or running herself, she donated her time to many local organizations that work to promote child development and growth. All of us at Girls on the Run mourn Dawne’s passing and vow to carry on her legacy of generosity and kindness.
Friends of Dawne will be hosting a lemonade stand at the Florham Park 5K event. Please consider bringing cash to purchase lemonade. All donations will go toward cancer charities.
Race beneficiary Christian Isola
In addition to supporting the Florham Park PBA, the Knights of Columbus, and Girls on the Run, the Florham Park race benefits a Florham Park youngster Christian Isola, who is fighting leukemia. Christian was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on April 27th, just a few days prior to his second birthday. He was immediately hospitalized and has started undergoing indefinite chemotherapy treatments. His parents, Rachael and Dana Isola, have dropped everything and are living with him in and out of the hospital as he continues to undergo treatment.