Participants in the Girls on the Run 5K leave the starting line in Jim Barnett Park on Saturday morning. A 5K is 3.1 miles long. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
ABOVE: Amitty Gray, the Girls on the Run coach at John Kerr Elementary School, gets ready to hug one of her runners as she approaches the finish line. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Powhatan School third-grade teacher Ryan Gilpin runs with fourth-grader Ele Smalley during the 5K. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Nick Labrozzi, 6, and Silas White, 10, support their sisters — Dani Labrozzi and Grace White, respectively — and the other girls from John Kerr Elementary School who were running in the race.
Isabella Manheimer had a strategy for running up the hills Saturday morning during the Girls on the Run of the Shenandoah Valley Fall 5K.
When the 8-year-old arrived at the bottom of a...