ROANOKE, Va. -

Girl power hit the streets of Roanoke.

The Star City Women's 5k Race took place Saturday in Grandin Village.

While it was no boys allowed, women of all ages walked and ran the more than 3-mile course.

According to organizers- at one point, women weren't allowed to compete in any race over a mile and a half for their own protection.

This race pays tribute to how far women have come.

And, it was extra special because the record, which has stood since the annual race began 30-years ago, was broken!

Andrija Barker was in town for her friend's wedding and entered on a dare.

"They said 'You're not racing tomorrow, are you?' And, I said, 'What if I do?' My girlfriend said, 'I'll give you $10 if you race.' And, I said, "Ten-dollars? Okay, maybe I'll do it.' She said, 'You're not going to do it.' And, I said, "I am!" explains Barker of Idaho.

Barker beat the old record by just seconds.

The race supports the Star City Striders and the charity, "Children's Trust."

The past five races have raised more than 17-thousand dollars for the charity.