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Greenway Speaker Series with Molly Barker on September 9



The Anne Springs Close Greenway connects the community to nature through education, recreation and conservation. To further its mission, the Greenway presents speaker, Molly Barker, Founder of Girls on the Run International, as part of their Speaker Series.

  • When: Sept. 9 from 5-6pm

  • Where: The Gateway Canteen’s Domtar Forest Porch

  • What: Greenway Speaker Series event with inspirational talk followed by Q&A with Molly

  • Cost: $15 per person; members receive 20% discount


More about the Speaker

Molly Barker is an American educator, social entrepreneur, and visionary. She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is best known as the founder of Girls on the Run International. She founded the running-lifeskills-development program in 1996 with 13 girls in Charlotte, NC. A four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete and elite cyclist (Olympic Trials qualifier in 1996), Molly used her background in social work, counseling, and teaching to develop the curriculum. Since then, the program has inspired over 2.25 million girls to know and activate their limitless potential.

Molly currently lives in Charlotte, NC and is the single mom to James, 27, and Helen 23. Thirty years in recovery from alcohol addiction, Molly is very active in the recovery community. She is also deeply engaged with a variety of programs that assist and advocate for people living with housing insecurity. She continues to compete in cycling events and duathlons thus having returned to the sport in 2018.


Learn more on her website.

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