Girls on the Run is more than a program. It is a philosophy – a way of being. Girls on the Run is a life-changing character development program for girls in third, fourth and fifth grade (ages 8-12) that uses the power of running to teach every girl about her personal power and the importance of being healthy and active. The after-school program combines training to participate in a running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts and a community service project. The teams - which consist of 8 to 15 girls - meet two times per week right after school for an hour and a half. Most teams begin meeting at about 3:30 or 3:45 pm. We do have some community organizations with teams that meet in the evening (6 pm or later).
The goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. Furthermore, we encourage participants to talk with their family every day about what is going on with them. The 10-week curriculum attempts to help each girl find and stay true to her REAL self.
Your help is needed for the upcoming 5K Celebration on June 7. Learn more how you can help.