Girls on the Run Virtual 5K Results!!!

Before the whole world shut down due to COVID-19, my daughter was gearing up for her first 5K with the Girls on the Run program here in St. Louis. She was excited about practice and of course hanging out with her friends after school.

Well, of course corona shut all of that down and we were expecting to hear from Girls on the Run about a refund or a rescheduling of the race. To our surprise they instead kept sending the activities and even switched up the race to be a virtual 5K. Essentially saying you can run this race anywhere and to just submit your results when finished.

That is exactly what we did!!! See our results below!!!

St. Louis Dad’s Race Results!
Abby’s Race Results!

So, not only did Abby run in the race, so did I!!! I kept a good pace with my daughter and encouraged her to do her best. We even popped on Facebook Live a few times to show the world the best of our running abilities. Abby and I even helped raise funds to help more kids sign up for future Girls on the Run registrations!!!

It was fun and exciting to watch my daughter finish strong and complete the race, even if it was held virtually. She committed and followed through and I cannot ask for more.

Congratulations Abby on a job well done! Our next race will be even better!!!


My name is Richie and I am a 36 year old father of two. My daughter is nine years old and my son is six. I am married to a beautiful woman named Destiny. She is the foundation of our family, and without her, none of this would be possible. During the day I work as a network security administrator for a local school district. At night I can be found illustrating books, working on websites, or creating music, but more than likely though I am spending time with my kids.

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