Congress Park School students gather before the 5K race at the Girls on the Run year-end celebration at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. | Provided

Students from Congress Park School in Brookfield concluded their Girls on the Run training by taking part in the celebratory 5K at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet on May 15. 

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit after-school program that combines running with education “to prepare elementary school girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.” 

The volunteer teacher-coaches for this school year were Molly Ryan, Molly Knott, Maddie Kleinhample and Kelly Ferguson, with Cheri Gibbs overseeing the program.