Pictured is the Sawyer Road Elementary School team.

Boot Camp in the Park is holding a Girls Gone Strong Fitness fundraiser to benefit the Sawyer Road Runners, a team of girls at Sawyer Road Elementary in Marietta that is participating in the non-profit Girls on the Run. 

This event, open to women, men and children of all ages, will be Sept. 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road in Marietta.

Boot Camp in the Park founder Heidi Morris wants to help the Title One school with expenses related to the national program that teaches girls life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a 5K on Nov. 16.

"This team is very special," said Morris. "One of the coaches is battling cervical cancer and one of the girls is undergoing treatment after having a brain tumor removed. Despite the challenges, they rise and give it their all. We want to help them achieve their goals."

Cost is a $10 per person. Participants should bring a water bottle and light weights.

To sign up, call 678-938-7262.


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