Third Annual Girls on the Runway Fashion Show at The Mighty Eighth

Girls on the Run, a physical-activity based youth development program, will be hosting their 3rd Annual Girls on the Runway Fashion Show at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force on Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m.  The cost of admission to the show is $25 for adults, $10 for children, and free for kids 5 and under.  Girls on the Run team members will model clothes by Belk. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run, Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry.

The fee includes admission to the Fly Girls Exhibit at the Museum.  The Fly Girls Exhibit tells the story of the Women’s Army Service Pilots.  These pioneering civilian women flew 60 million miles and transported every type of aircraft during WWII!  A museum docent will be on hand to lead visitors and answer questions about these incredible women. Tickets are available online at or at the door.

Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia has been serving Chatham, Bryan, Effingham and Liberty Counties since 1996.  The program started with 30 girls at 4 sites and now serves over 1000 girls at 40 sites.   The Coastal Georgia Council recently merged with the Lowcountry Council and is now serving girls in Beaufort and Jasper Counties.

Girls on the Run teaches key life skills to girls in 3rd through 8th grade through dynamic discussions and fun games that creatively integrate running.   Running in both programs is used as a vehicle to influence positive social, cognitive, physical, emotional and psychological development.  The program meets after school, twice a week, for 10 weeks, for a total of 30 hours of programming.    The programs address bullying, gossiping, peer pressure, body image and negative media messages, among other challenges faced by young girls.

Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  At the end of the 3-month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5K event.  This celebration is non-competitive and gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment.  Crossing the finish line after a 5K builds confidence and enables the girls to experience the joy of athletic accomplishment.  The girls get a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

The end-of-season 5K will be on Saturday, April 28 on the campus of Savannah State University.  Community runners and walkers are invited to participate in support of the girls.

For more information on the Girls on the Runway Fashion show, registering to walk or run at the 5K, or volunteering for Girls on the Run, contact Allison Sigmon at or 912-349-1528.  Additional information can be found on the website,

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