Girls On The Run this year had me smiling ear to ear. Hundreds (or thousands?) of girls, all in their pink shirts (courtesy of BCBSVT), with their mustache-painted faces (or something equally as fun), multicolored hair, ribbons, rainbow socks, crowns and Cookie monster headbands! It seemed to be as much about creating a “look” as it was about running a 5K.
I photograph this event every year for BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF VERMONT, as they are one of the major sponsors and, I should say, also responsible for alot of the crazy face paint (they set up a tent with a slew of volunteers to create the artwork!) Even Kevin Goddard, BCBSVT Vice President of External Affairs (below), comes out to show support (and to take a picture of the Mega Girl Power from the stage with his IPHONE!)
At this event, Every runner is #1 and every finisher gets a blue ribbon! BCBSVT’s Beth Esmond, below, was right there at the finish line, handing out medals, along with a crew of others.
And the best part, is seeing all the proud and happy faces on these kids (and their moms, dads, coaches and teachers!) as they cross the finish line.
Here’s a fun slideshow recapping the day, to the soundtrack, Run The World (Girls) by Beyonce The show is in FLASH, so you’ll need to put down the Ipad or IPHONE and find a laptop. (Please send all complaints to APPLE CUSTOMER SERVICE).
If you’d like to see all the pictures from this event,or order reprints, please CLICK HERE
NOTE ABOUT SLIDESHOW:I’ve received several emails from clients and followers lately, telling me that they cant get the music to play on any of my blog slideshows. UGH!
After doing some research, I found out that Adobe has an active bug report listed on their site for their latest version of FLASH PLAYER (version 11.7) and they will hopefully fix the issue shortly.
Sorry for the inconvenience.