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“Run for the Girls” 5K / 10K

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Run for the Girls" 5K / 10K
Norfork Adventure Supply

“Run for the Girls” is a fundraiser for the

Girls Shelter of Fort Smith, Inc

Where sheltering is just the beginning


USATF Certified course – chip timed.   All age groups welcome.

Medallions for First place winners in each age group and Overall winners in 5K and 10K.

T-shirts for entrants registered before May 5th, 2023. 

If you missed this deadline and would like a T-shirt, extras available on race day while supplies last.

Early Registration – 4:00pm till 7:00pm on May 26th @ 7308 Ellis – Chaffee Crossing

Registration on the morning of the race May 27,2023 starting at 7:00am

Join us for a “Fun Family” time after you finish your race.   Details will be posted soon!




The Girls Shelter of Fort Smith – A United Way Community Partner – opened in 1970 as a temporary emergency shelter. Since then, the Shelter has developed and grown onto a long-term residential treatment facility. In April 2002, a new 7,000 square-foot facility was built on a two-acre lot at South 26th and Quincy. The shelter is licensed for eight girls, ages 12 – 17 years old. During the Summer, our girls will volunteer for one of our sponsors United Way and their agencies.

The Girls Shelter strives to develop its residents into responsible citizens and community members. The girls are:

  • Taught social and independent living skills.
  • Given a sense of self-worth and taught to be responsible for their actions and decisions.
  • Taught job skills and money management by working summer jobs.
  • Required to attend and take an active part in school.
  • Given individual treatment plans including structured goals and objectives.
  • Provided counseling.
  • The long-term goal of the Girls Shelter is to reunite the resident with her family.


Our mission is to provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere in a residential setting for at risk females aged 12 – 17 years; to promote positive behaviors, character enhancement, educational advancement, and to reunite with family.

Many of our residents have had a less than desirable childhood. Common histories include physical and sexual abuse,
parents with drug issues, parents in prison and homelessness.

We teach personal responsibility, independent living skills and positive social skills. We provide case management,
individual and family counseling.

Link to Northwoods Trails, Hot Springs, AR.

We provide a safe home environment, all food, transportation, personal items, and clothing. They receive individual and family counseling.

As one Board member put it, “we have one year to pour all the good into them we can possibly give them”.

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May 27
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Barracks at Chaffee Crossing
7308 Ellis
Fort Smith, AR 72916 United States
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