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Photos from: GIRLZ IN MOTION

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Mercer, Wis., School girls in grades 1-5 formed a team, Girlz in Motion, and particpated in a 5-kilometer run in Minocqua on May 31. From left are, first row: Paola Noble (85), Sarah Barton and Amber Eith; second row: Ava Barton (20), Savannah Barton, Kadence Knipp, Jalina Manuwal and Samantha Barton; and third row, group leaders Breia Pfaller, Adeline Huybrecht, Melody Wilson and Erin Johnson. The group was formed as part of the Girls on the Run of the Northwoods program, a nonprofit organization that "inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident," according to a spokesperson. "The goal is to empower girls to have a strong sense of identity, give and receive support from a group, have a healthy body image, stand up for themselves in a healthy manner and understand their importance in the community." For more information, contact Pfaller at

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