Girls on the Run of Central Iowa’s registration for the fall season is now open. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of 8-15 girls for a ten-week program that encourages personal development, team building and connection to the community.
Girls on the Run of Central Iowa has inspired girls in the Central Iowa area for 10 years and has impacted the lives of over 1,000 girls this past year. This season, Girls on the Run will be offered at over 30 Central Iowa sites. The team will participate in research-based lessons that use dynamic discussions and fun running games to teach life skills. The season will culminate in a 5k event that brings together family, friends and community members to celebrate the girls’ growth throughout the season.
The program fee for the fall 2018 season is $150, and scholarship funding is available to those who qualify. The program fee includes registration for the end-of-season 5k event, a shirt, water bottle and healthy snack at each lesson. More information about the program and registration can be found on the Girls on the Run of Central Iowa’s website at www.dmymca.org/girlsontherun.
Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches who guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Girls on the Run has served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996.
The Fall session starts the week of September 4 and the season ending 5K is scheduled for November 11, 2018.
For additional information about Girls on the Run, please contact:
Girls on the Run of Central Iowa
Christa Vander Leest
All photos courtesy of Girls on the Run of Central Iowa