Members of Ramona Girl Scout Troop No. 8009 put on their running shoes and participated in the fifth annual Girl Scout New Day 5K Fun Run held recently at Mission Bay Park’s DeAnza Cove.
The focus of the event was to raise awareness about the importance of a balanced, healthy lifestyle for girls of all ages, said Danielle Shaw, troop leader. Families were encouraged to take their first steps toward a New Day of greater well-being while making positive changes in the lives of girls.
Leaders of the Ramona Troop took this opportunity to also teach the girls the importance of warming up before any physical activity by leading stretching exercises before the run, said Shaw.
Eight girls in the troop ran/walked in the 1-mile fun run before the event’s 5K run. Participating were Scouts Maybelle Wilson, Isabel Cervantes, Farrah Dixon, Daniela Romero, Emma Van Zandt, Janee Doomey, Ashley Hively,and Jade Shaw.
After the run, girls were encouraged to write their personal resolutions on the “New Day Resolution Wall.” Written on that wall were things such as becoming more active, being more positive, promising to walk their dogs more frequently, and being nicer to their siblings.
Money raised at the event will help fund Girl Scouts’ “Live Healthy, Lead Healthy” programs. Runners and walkers of all ages came out to show their support.
1-mile Finish Times
Ashley Hively — 7:15.7
Jade Shaw — 7:26.8
Isabel Cervantes — 7:37.5
Daniela Romero — 7:40.9
Janee Doomey — 8:38.9
Maybelle Wilson — 10:43.7
Farrah Dixon — 10:44.2
Emma Van Zandt — 10:54.3