Thank you to everyone who made our Fall 2013 season a success!
New site applications for our Fall 2014 season will be accepted through April 1, 2014. See HERE for more details.
Welcome to Girls on the Run– a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is “to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”
The 20-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem-solving skills, and make healthy decisions.
All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.
How does Girls on the Run work?
Girls on the Run is SO MUCH MORE THAN A RUNNING PROGRAM. Teams of 8-15 girls meet twice a week after school for 10 weeks and participate in lessons aimed at promoting positive self esteem and avoiding at risk behaviors. Using the copyrighted Girls on the Run curriculum we focus on 1 topic per lesson and incorporate that topic throughout our whole warm up and work out. Coach led discussions require girls to identify their values, learn how work together, and connect with the community at large. Running (or walking) is incorporated throughout the lesson so that by the end of 10 weeks the girls are able to participate in a celebratory 5k event.