By Tracy O’Connor, Board of Directors, Girls on the Run Central Maryland

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run® is an after-school character development program that uses the power of running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The program combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts.

The goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • The program is for girls in 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grades.
  • Classes begin the week of September 13th and will meet twice a week for approximately 10 weeks.
  • Cost $150 (scholarships available)
    **Maximum enrollment is 15 girls per school. Additional slots pending availability of volunteer coaches.

At Girls on the Run we strive to:

  • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
  • Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
  • Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  • Stand up for ourselves and others

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