'Girls on the Run' for healthy living

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SUGARHOUSE -- Hundreds of young runners and community members took to the streets Saturday in Sugarhouse.

Nearly 500 runners took part in the second annual "Girls on the Run" 5K race at Sugar House Park.

"Girls on the Run" is a non-profit program that teaches third- to fifth-grade girls about self respect and avoiding drugs and alcohol.

The program uses the power of running to help the girls develop a healthy lifestyle.

It was started in North Carolina by Ironman triathlete Molly Barker and has spread across the country. In Utah, it's in six schools and serves more than 100 girls.

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