ready, set, go! * gainesville, florida event photographer

do you have a daughter or know a girl in 3rd through 8th grade? if you do, you'll want to learn more about this wonderful new program called Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is a life-changing after school, character development program for pre-teen girls. they use the power of running and exercise to help girls discover the confidence they need in the critical pre-teen years and beyond.

this past saturday, our local chapter of Girls on the Run held their first annual 5K run on U F campus.  two of my good friends, pam hess and jennifer bleiweis, are the directors and asked if i could help document the event.  event photographer i am not, but i did my best to capture the spirit of the day.  i loved watching the young girls get excited to run and seeing their proud faces at the finish line.  and with over 100 people registered, it was a successful first race!

here are some of my snaps from the day....

thanks for reading, mikifoto by mallika malhotra