Vanderbilt head coach Stephanie White will serve as the honorary starter for Saturday’s 5K run at the annual Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee Spring race at Nissan Stadium, the home of the Tennessee Titans.
Saturday’s event is a part of the International Girls on the Run 5k series. In 2015, more than 607,000 people participated in more than 350 5k events, making the Girls on the Run 5K the largest 5k series in the nation.
In addition to her duties as starter — which includes giving the participants the official race countdown — White will also be available for autographs and pictures. The race is scheduled to start at 8 a.m.
Full details about the race, including the schedule, parking information and a map of the course, can be found HERE.
Girls on the Run is a non-profit program for girls in the third through eighth grades. The organization’s mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
The 20-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem-solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.
GOTR of Middle Tennessee is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of 200+ locations across the United States and Canada.