Girls on the Run


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:

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!


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.