Sophie Sharp, Clyde Hill resident, 10th grade student at The Overlake School, Redmond and alumn of St. Thomas School, Medina is once again organizing the RGI 5K Fun Run. After a hugely successful community event for the past two years where she raised over $55,000, Sophie is organizing the run through Medina to benefit Rwanda Girls Initiative (RGI).
RGI’s mission is to educate and empower girls in Rwanda to reach their highest potential. Founders Suzanne “Soozi” Sinegal McGill and Shalisan “Shal” Foster recognized that education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women. In collaboration with the Rwandan government and Gashora community, they established Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) as an upper-secondary boarding school would not only change the future of Rwanda, it would become a model for girls’ education for Sub-Saharan Africa. “We strive to cultivate inspired leaders with a love of learning and a sense of economic empowerment to strengthen their communities and foster Rwanda’s growth. The Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) is an innovative and socio-economically diverse model upper-secondary school designed to provide a “whole girl” education. GGAST provides a rigorous college prep academic program, combined with leadership training and extra-curricular activities that fill our girls with confidence that they can pursue their dreams of university education and fulfilling and impactful vocations.” Educate a girl. Inspire a community. Transform a country.
T-Shirts are available during online registration until 20th April. Limited T-shirts will be available on a first come first serve base for those who register after that date.
Registration | 7:30am – 9am5K start | 9:30am
This 5k Fun Run is the same as last year with a slight adjustment, starting at Medina Park, up NE 12th Street turning right at Evergreen Point Road, running all the way to the 520, then returning along the same route back to Medina Park.
Awards will be given to the top 3 places in all age divisions for Men and Women! These include:
That’s over 54 medals to be given out! Don’t miss the opportunity to place in your age group!
A link will be posted on our website on the Results Page of Woodinville Running Company at www.woodinvillerunningcompany.com
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director, Sophie Sharp, at [email protected]