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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is an after school program, held in the Fall and Spring for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls, that uses the power of physical activity, life lessons, and positive mentoring to “prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living”. Through interactive activities including walking and running, playing games, and discussing important issues, girls learn how to celebrate being themselves and how to avoid the “Girl Box”. The “Girl Box” is a place where girls are valued more for their outward appearance than their character, which often results in low self-esteem and distorted body image. Girls on the Run focuses on educating girls about developing a healthy self-image and providing a safe space where they can say, “I belong just the way I am”.

Our goal is to empower all girls to:

  • Have a strong sense of identity
  • Give and receive support from a group
  • Stand up for themselves in a healthy manner
  • Have a healthy body image
  • Understand the importance of their community
  • Complete a 5k run/walk event
GOTR is held in the Fall and Spring. The girls will meet for an hour and a half twice a week for 10 weeks, for a total of 20 lessons. Practices are usually held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:15 PM. At the end of the season the girls complete a community 5K event to celebrate their accomplishments. Upon completion of the program, the girls have learned lessons that apply to real life and have a set of “tools” to deal with peer pressure and other uncomfortable situations so they can live their lives according to their own values. For more information about the program, visit the Girls on the Run website.

If you have questions about Girls on the Run, please contact:

Mrs. Jamie Chappell
[email protected]

Spring 2022 Season
Monday and Wednesday
3:30-5:00 PM
March 7 - May 22, 2022
5K Run on May 22, 2022.
 
Girls on the Run Waterfront 5K May 2022
Waterfront 5K on May 22, 2022