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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.

Meet our newest Solemate Jen! She will be running the Liberty Half Marathon.

“Hi, I’m Jen. I started running long distance when I was in the 7th grade at school. I’m not fast or competitive, but running is my “me” time and a way to keep challenging myself all these years later. At work, I do contracts, and in my free time, I’m a huge Cubs and Chicago Bears fan and love all nerd culture.”

Thank you Jen! If you would like to make a donation to her race you can do so below. #solemates

JenGlass


Hi, I’m Jen.  I started running long distance when I was in the 7th grade at school.  I’m not fast or competitive, but running is my “me” time and a way to keep challenging myself all these years later.  At work, I do contracts, and in my free time, I’m a huge Cubs and Chicago Bears fan and love all nerd culture.  Jen will be running the GW Bridge Challenge and the Liberty Half Marathon as a Solemate!
Thank you Jen for joining our Team!
JenGlass

Dear GOTR Families,

Our culminating event, our 5k, is always a day of celebration and joy. The real accomplishment is the 10 weeks your daughter learned her limitless potential, learned to activate her voice and recognized her power and responsibility to be intentional in her decision making. With our core values in mind, we need to recognize sometimes things are beyond our control.

The weather forecast for Saturday is less than desirable. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun morning for our girls and additional runners. Our inclement weather policy is rain or shine. In the event of thunderstorms only, we will delay in 15 minute increments under the advisement of the Sparta Police, up until 9am. We will continue to update our facebook page throughout the morning to keep you informed. Some shelter from the rain, is available at the far end of the boardwalk.

Please keep in mind, restrooms are in the parking lot only, always a good idea to stop there before heading to the staging area.
We recommend either a rain poncho or even a garbage bag for light coverage. A hat can be very helpful as well. In addition, dry clothes post race always look great with our finishers medal!

Online registration is now closed for the race but race day registration is available at packet pick up on Friday and on race morning. Thank you for your support and understanding!

For all details regarding our 5k on Saturday please check out this race brochure below!

 

Race Brochure spring 2017

Hey!!!  My name is Amanda, former couch potato turned runner 🙂  I am a wife, mother of 2 fabulous kids, Realtor and 2nd season GOTR coach.

I don’t have an athletic bone in my body and used to live a fairly sedentary lifestyle.  2 years ago, my husband had a terrible heart issue and the reality of almost losing him was the wake up call I needed.  Thank goodness he is healthy now, but I used that scare as a springboard to start living a more healthy life, so I had the best chance of being around for my family.  I decided to take up running and I had never run in my life EVER.  I couldn’t even run a quarter mile, but I signed up for a 5K and was determined to train so I could run the whole thing and I DID!!!!  I was the most proud of myself as I had ever been.  Fast forward a few months and I decided to sign up for my 1st half marathon, the Wild Half.  This is way outside of my comfort zone, but I know I can do anything I set my mind to.

My daughter is so proud of me and I want to show her and all other young girls that they really can do anything.  GOTR is near and dear to my heart and I want every girl to have the opportunity to participate in this phenomenal program.

amanda