GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential. The program works with girls ages 8-15 years old and meets twice a week after school for conversation-based lessons and running games.
The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and focuses on teaching girls to understand themselves, value relationships and teamwork and understanding. Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment.
For the 2013 spring season, Kent County Girls on the Run has:
- 141 teams from 73 different sites
- 2,000+ girls
- 300+ volunteer coaches, trained and certified by Girls on the Run
At each season's conclusion, the girls complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. This year's 5k is taking place May 18 at East Kentwood High School.
If you are interested in starting a Girls on the Run team at your child's school or after-school program for the Spring 2014 season, contact Lori Burgess at email@example.com.
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