"Run for the Girls" is a fundraiser for the Girls Shelter of Fort Smith, Inc
Where sheltering is just the beginning
USATF Certified course - chip timed. All age groups welcome.
Medallions for First place winners in each age group and Overall winners in 5K and 10K.
T-shirts for entrants registered before May 18, 2022.
If you missed this deadline and would like a T-shirt, there will be a signup page at the registration desk during early pickup and morning of the race.
Early Registration - 4:00pm till 7:00pm on May 27th @ 7308 Ellis - Chaffee Crossing
Registration on the morning of the race starting at 7:00am
The Girls Shelter of Fort Smith - A United Way Community Partner - opened in 1970 as a temporary emergency shelter. Since then, the Shelter has developed and grown onto a long-term residential treatment facility. In April 2002, a new 7,000 square-foot facility was built on a two-acre lot at South 26th and Quincy. The shelter is licensed for eight girls, ages 12 – 17 years old. During the Summer, our girls will volunteer for one of our sponsors United Way and their agencies.
The Girls Shelter strives to develop its residents into responsible citizens and community members. The girls are:
- Taught social and independent living skills.
- Given a sense of self-worth and taught to be responsible for their actions and decisions.
- Taught job skills and money management by working summer jobs.
- Required to attend and take an active part in school.
- Given individual treatment plans including structured goals and objectives.
- Provided counseling.
- The long-term goal of the Girls Shelter is to reunite the resident with her family.
Our mission is to provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere in a residential setting for at risk females aged 12 – 17 years; to promote positive behaviors, character enhancement, educational advancement, and to reunite with family.
Many of our residents have had a less than desirable childhood. Common histories include physical and sexual abuse,
parents with drug issues, parents in prison and homelessness.
We teach personal responsibility, independent living skills and positive social skills. We provide case management,
individual and family counseling.
We provide a safe home environment, all food, transportation, personal items, and clothing. They receive individual and family counseling.
As one Board member put it, “we have one year to pour all the good into them we can possibly give them”.
Bracket/Division Details & Fees:
"Run for the Girls" 5K Walk / RunPre-Race Check-in Friday May 27th 4:00pm - 7:00pm 7308 Ellis Street @ Chaffee Crossing. Race day check-in will start at 7:00am. Race start time 8:00am Participants will receive a swag bag, t-shirt and chipped bibActivity Starts: 5/28/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 5/28/2022 09:30Registration opens : 9/1/2021 09:00Activity type: Running raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt - Cotton or Sport-Tek
"Run for the Girls" Virtual 5K Walk / RunWalk or Run on the course of your choice before the end of May. You can manually enter your results on runsignup.com "Run for the Girls" T-Shirts may be picked up on May 27th @ 7308 Ellis, Chaffee Crossing from 4:00pm till 7:00pm. Shipment option is available during registration for a $10 fee.Activity Starts: 5/28/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 5/28/2022 12:00Registration opens : 4/6/2022 09:10Activity type: Virtual raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt - Cotton or Sport-Tek
"Run for the Girls" 10K Challenge Run10K Runners Challenge - can you complete the course in 1hr 15mins or less? Challenge on - Ready.Set.Race!!! Pre-Race Check-in Friday May 27th 4:00pm - 7:00pm 7308 Ellis Street @ Chaffee Crossing. Race day check-in will start at 7:00am. Race start time 8:00am Participants will receive a swag bag, t-shirt and chipped bibActivity Starts: 5/28/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 5/28/2022 09:30Registration opens : 4/9/2022 11:39Activity type: Running onlyRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt Cotton or Sport-Tek