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Girls on the Run of Lehigh Valley Will Host 3rd Annual Bike-A-Thon on November 10th at St. Luke’s New Premier Fitness & Sports Performance Facility
Girls on the Run of Lehigh Valley will hold its 3rd annual Bike-A-thon hosted by St. Luke’s University Health Network and presented by Supreme Lending-Lehigh Valley. Top varsity athletes and local businesses from the Lehigh Valley will gather Sunday, November 10th from 12:00pm-3:30pm for 3 hours of friendly competition to raise money to ensure girls of all financial backgrounds can participate in Girls on the Run programs.
Where: St. Luke’s NEW Fitness & Performance Center: 702 Union Blvd. Allentown, PA 18109
When: Sunday, November 10th, 12:00pm-3:30pm
12-1pm: A head to head bike matchup between Allentown School District athletes and Bethlehem Area School District athletes. Will Bethlehem come back from their 4-mile loss last year?
1-2pm: Eight local businesses, each of which donated $500 for a total of $4000 are competing for the most miles completed. Each company will compete by sending 4 representatives to spin for 45 minutes with the goal of riding the most total miles. At the end of the competition the first place team will designate 15 scholarships and the second place team will designate 10 scholarships for participants in schools identified by GOTR-LV as schools in need of financial assistance. Spin for Scholarships sponsorships sponsors are: Supreme Lending (Presenting Sponsor), BSI Corporate Benefits Inc, Jill Helmer Consulting, MFD&D Law Firm, Morton Brown Family Wealth, Aardvark Sports Shop, Crest Financial Group and Keystone Precision.
2-3pm: The annual “Power Hour” will return, for every mile rode the “Power Hour” sponsor will donate $2 towards the GOTR Scholarship Fund. Our varsity athletes riding in the last Power Hour ride from 2-3pm include: Emmaus Diver Brendan McCourt, a senior at Emmaus High School and 2019 PIAA 3A State Champion and Emmaus Lacrosse MVP Michael Lesichinsky. During the 2019 season, Michael scored 47 goals and had 26 assists. He was named All East Penn Conference First Team. You can boost an athlete’s final mile by making a donation in their honor at https://www.gotrlehighvalley.org/fundraiser/PowerUp2019
Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches who guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5K event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Girls on the Run has served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996.
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