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Photo Gallery: Girls on the Run, Dec. 8, 2018

Sisterhood, good vibes and running shoes; Girls find strength in stride
Runners leave the starting line amid cheers from spectators during the Girls on the Run 5k race in St. Petersburg, Dec. 8, 2018. MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times
Published Dec. 8, 2018
Updated Dec. 8, 2018


From left: Adaira Pomeroy, 8, Oriana Ellison, 9, Keara Bittel, 9, and Zion Henry, 9, jump off the stage before the start of the Girls on the Run 5k race.
Ava Domico, 11, stretches.
Caroline Oursler, 11, (center) stretches with a leg kick.
Reanna Capra (center) of St. Petersburg Jazzercise, leads racers in a warmup routine.
Runners listen during pre-race announcements.
Program coach Stacie Seal (center) is recognized on the stage before the start of the race.
Camila Vanegas, 10, pauses while talking to teammates.
Avid runner, Kathy Peluso, 61, has ran several marathons and volunteers with Girls on the Run.
From left: Aj Snelson, 10, Micaela Oliver, 10, Perla Hernandez, 10, Daniela Santiago, 11, and Isabela Hernandez, 11, huddle together for a chat before the start of the race.
Racers line up at the starting line.
The crowd cheers as the racers leave the starting line.
Runners leave the starting line amid cheers from spectators.
Spectators line up to cheer runners along.
Breanna Bucher, 8, gets a hug from volunteer, Allison Doulanger, after finishing their race.
Jazmin Mullings, 11, crosses the finish with a high five.
Ryan Satterfield and his daughter, Rhianna Satterfield, 11, share a hug after crossing the finish line.
A group of girls cross the finish line together.
Coach Bennett Smith congratulates Emmanuel Owa and his daughter, Sophia Owa, 9, after their run.
Sophia Owa,9, looks at her finisher medal.
The Sparkle Runners take up the rear, making sure no runner is left behind and that all finish strong.
A group of girls pose for pictures at the photo booth.

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