Families jump to help local girls in adventure race

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Dozens of families ran around downtown Huntsville Sunday afternoon for the first ever Rocket City Adventure Race. It was all to benefit local girls.

The race was filled with obstacles for families and money raised goes to help young girls overcome real life obstacles by supporting the new Girls On The Run program.

Families with members old and young hopped through almost 20 adventure courses from physical games to riddles. They're building strength and camaraderie just like part of the focus of Girls on the Run. 

The new local program aims to empower kids so they know from the beginning they can overcome any obstacle.

"We're really wanting to boost girls' self confidence and we wanted to make a fun, free family event," explained Tonya Meier Hardy, executive director of Girls On The Run of North Alabama. "We really saw a need for it. We serve girls in the third through the eighth grades. So really trying to build their confidence so they can go out and achieve their dreams."

See how to get involved on the GOTR website here.

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