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:

Registration: February 5th, 2018

Season Begins: Week of March 5th, 2018

Season Ends: Week of May 13th, 2018

Denver 5K: May 13th, 2018

If interested in registering, please return interest sheet sent in Thursday Folders to Mrs. Gardner in room 210.