Girls on the Run Fall 2017 Registration Open
Dear Parents of Grade 3-5 Girls,
Grace will be offering Girls on the Run (GOTR) this fall on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:30 starting September 21. Please see below for more information about this wonderful program, or check out the Montgomery County Girls on the Run website.
Please note that we moved our practice days to Wednesdays and Fridays so as to not interfere with team sports here at Grace.
I’m also happy to announce that our coaches this season will be myself, Portia White (Victoria’s mom – Grade 4), and Karen O’Connor-Floman (Director of Admission). Mary Di Martino, a sophomore at Stone Ridge (and Grace Grad and big sister), will be joining us as a Junior Practice Partner.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Pam (and Portia and Karen and Mary)
Description from the Montgomery County Girls on the Run website:
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. Theprogram culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
The 20-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies, 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. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can.