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On Saturday, freelance reporters Stephanie Tipple and Mary Rosenthol ran in the “POZitivley Fit and Finer 5K” presented by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Psi Omicron Zeta Chapter of Manassas, Va.

The inaugural event featured a 5K run and walk, and a 1-mile fun run at Jeannie Dean Park, next to the Greater Manassas Boys and Girls Club.

“It was my first race. I’ve been training for months. I ran every step of the way and felt proud to accomplish the task! I can’t wait to run the next one,” said Rosenthol.

The event is a capstone to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.’s annual Finer Womanhood Month celebration, as we promote health and wellness in the community. The event is also a capstone to the National Boys & Girls Club Week as the Boys & Girls Clubs celebrate opening their doors to help youth find their great futures, and meet their full potential through fun, educational and innovative programs.

“It was great to get out there and run with one of my team mates! 5K’s have been a big part of my weight loss, and they’re a great starting point to train for my first half marathon,” said Tipple.

Rosenthal covers issues in Manassas and Manassas Park and Tipple covers issues in Stafford County.