Girls on the Run

ONLY FOR GIRLS IN 3rd-5th GRADE

What is Girls on the Run?

Stretch yourself – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. Girls will be inspired to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan. This program promotes individual achievement and self –confidence. Girls gain self-esteem and learn healthy lifestyle habits while training for a 5K run/walk race.

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls stay  out  of the “Girl Box” – a place where girls are valued more for their outward appearance than their character inside. We are working to reduce at-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, and poor nutrition.

Our goals for each girl are to:

  • Understand her place in the community
  • Have strong sense of identity
  • Learn how to give and receive support in a group
  • Learn to stand up for herself in a healthy manner
  • Have an improved body image
  • Complete a 5K run/walk event in the community

Important Dates:

Season Begins: September 10th, 2018

Season Ends: November 16th, 2018

Great Candy 5K: Sunday, November 11th, 2018 (Learn more about the 5K by going to: http://girlsontherunrockies.org/5k/)

Girls on the Run meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:00pm. They gather on the field on normal days and in Mrs. Gardner’s room on rainy/snowy days.

NOTE: There will not be Girls on the Run practice on days when school is closed.

Please have your participant:

  • Dress for the weather and wear clothes appropriate for running. If it’s cold, dress in layers. We will go outside  on most days for our workout.
  • Bring a full water bottle.
  • Come with a “be-yourself” attitude. Girls on the run is about being who you are!

Coaches:

Dirza Pedroza, Elise Hill, Michelle Ramirez, Debby Sharp, Breiah Daniels

 

If you have any questions, please contact our site coordinator, Mrs. Megan Gardner in room 201.