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Girls on the Run/Stride
Girls on the Run/Stride

We are looking for parent volunteers to coach and/or assist in coaching our Girls on the Run or S.T.R.I.D.E boys running teams. If you love to run, are free for an hour and a half after school two days a week, and want to help out with a rewarding program please contact Mrs. Glover at

Summary Statement:  Girls on the Run is an open (no tryouts), extracurricular program for girls of all grade levels.  

Purpose: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Team Picture
Meeting/Practice Info:
  • Fall Season for GOTR will begin September 22! We will meet every Tues/Thurs from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the multipurpose room unless there is no school due to weather or Holidays.
  • As long as the weather permits we will be outside for our activities, and so students should plan their workout attire accordingly. Please also be sure students have a water bottle and a snack for before practice.
  • Please be sure to be at the school (waiting outside the Multipurpose Room) by 4:45 each practice for pick up. (Email me: if there are any transportation changes/info I need to know)
5k/Running Buddy Info:
  • We will be working with the girls on Self Esteem and Self Image, in addition to training to run the 5K on December 5. 2015. 
  • Please be sure to sign up to be a buddy runner as soon as possible, as prices increase closer to race day. 
  • If you need a running buddy assigned for your child please let a coach know as soon as possible so that we can get your child assigned a running buddy. 
 Students running
A little bit about the GOTR Program: 
     Over a period of 10-12 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.
     The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.  Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age.  They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them.  Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships.  And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.
     Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event.  This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum.  Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.  Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.