Programs

gol6 copyAbout us…

Girls on the Run® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls stay out of the “girl box” using a 20-lesson curriculum designed to promote good choices for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living. The lessons, designed specifically to address “girl box” issues, uses warm-ups and workouts that encourage emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical well-being.

Read about how running fits with the GOTR program:
Putting running into context with GOTR

Our goal for each girl is to:

  • Complete the 5k run/walk event
  • Have a stronger sense of identity
  • Learn the advantage of peer group support
  • Learn to stand up for herself in a healthy manner
  • Have an improved body image
  • Understand her place in the community

Girls on the Run is divided into two age-specific programs

  • The Girls on the Run Program, an experiential program for 3rd – 5th grade girls
  • The Girls on Track Program, uses the Girls on the Run Model, but focuses on issues of importance to 6th – 8th grade girls

View a Sample Lesson Plan