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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. The program 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.

Girls on the Run is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.

Carrie Allport first started volunteering with Girls on the Run in San Antonio in 2012. From the beginning, she wished she had had something like Girls on the Run when she was a girl growing up.  She has served as a coach, a running buddy, and a SoleMate, as well as a busy bee behind the scenes recruiting & training coaches, coordinating volunteer efforts, supporting events & 5Ks, communicating through social media channels, fundraising & donor appreciation through organization development, and now, most importantly, as a GOTR parent & cheerleader! The mission and core values of Girls on the Run inspires her and her daughters to live a joy-filled, healthy, and confident lifestyle.

What better way to share their love of GOTR with others than as SoleMates? Carrie and her daughter, Maggie, are raising funds for GOTRNJN as they prepare to run the Girls on the Run New Jersey North 5K this Fall.  Maggie was the recipient of scholarship assistance for registration fees last Fall and had an amazing opportunity to participate on a team at her school. She wanted to pay it forward and help raise scholarship monies for other girls who desire the same experience with GOTRNJN.

By serving as SoleMates, they are doing much more than achieving a personal fitness goal. They are sharing their own commitment to the values Girls on the Run is instilling in girls everywhere to celebrate their physical and emotional health. They are advocating for all girls and future generations of women who understand and embrace who they are, define who they want to be, rise to any challenge, and know they can change the world!

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My name is Wendy and I am at stay at home mom to three wonderful kids, Brooke (9), Brandon (7), and Leah (4).  I’ve always been active but I’ve never been a runner until recently. I started running in September 2015. My first 5k was that same month, followed by my first half marathon in April 2016, and now my first marathon in November 2016. It’s been an amazing “first year” of running!!

When I am not running I love spending time with my husband and children. I spend a lot of time on the sidelines of their sports games and being their chauffeur.

I am looking forward to being a coach for my first season of GOTR this fall and sharing this new found passion with my team of girls and my 9yr old daughter. It’s never to late to try something new and nothing is impossible!

 

 

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Girls on the Run is looking for a 5k Race Director to manage all aspects of our 5k.  If you are interested please click on Volunteer–> Job Openings at the top!

As a Girls On The Run SoleMate, my goal is to raise funds for scholarships to allow girls who cannot otherwise enroll in this life changing program. Girls On The Run encourages pre-teen girls to live a healthy lifestyle through fitness and inspires them to be confident through spiritual development. I’m running the Summer Solstice 5K Trail Run on June 24, 2016 in honor of this wonderful program. Please consider making a donation to my page to help me reach my goal. Every little bit helps another girl to participate!

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Hello!  Online lottery registration for our fall season will open on 8/7.  The lottery will close on 8/9 at 7pm and the lottery will run then.  You will be notified via email on 8/9 if your daughter has been selected.  Registration will reopen on 8/10 and will be first come first served until all spots are filled.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Vikki at Vikki.szabo@girlsontherun.org

 

Looking forward to a fantastic fall season!