The Girls Just Wanna Run race gets started on North Shore Road on Sunday. John McKenna photos

The annual Girls Just Wanna Run race in Litchfield drew more than 200 runners and walkers on Sunday.

Winning the 3.1-mile out-and-back race on North Shore Road for the second time was Sherri Odell of Litchfield. Odell finished in 19:55. Elisa Alfiouni of New Preston was second in 20:53. Andrea Markovich of Litchfield was fourth in 23:18.

The race was sponsored by the Junior Women’s Club of the Litchfield Hills and served as a fundraiser for the local causes the club supports. Club member Lisa Curtiss was race director for the fourth year. Club members and many volunteers assisted Curtiss.

The pace was fast and furious at the get-go.

The field heads down North Shore Road.

Sherri Odell of Litchfield wins the race for a second time.

Elisa Alfouni of New Preston was second.

Andrea Markovich of Litchfield makes the turn to the finish.

Michaela Breakell of Goshen gives it everything she’s got.

Ella Anderson of Litchfield shows off a strong finishing kick.

Ashley Bauer of Litchfield hits the home stretch.

Claire Olmstead of Northfield heads for the finish line.

Race director Lisa Curtiss, left, and Tara Roveto, both of the Junior Women’s Club of the Litchfield Hills, run the post-race prize drawing.

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