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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.

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!

Please click below to receive our 5k Race brochure!  This will give you all the information you need to know about our upcoming race on May 14th including and events timeline and course map!

 

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I’m currently a coach for the Heart and Sole team in my hometown of Ramsey, NJ.  I was born and raised in Ramsey, went to college in Virginia, came back to NJ, and will be heading south again to pursue my Masters degree in Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill this fall.  I’m looking forward to eventually teaching others about nutrition and wellness as a Registered Dietitian, and I hope to work with adolescent girls to focus on healthy eating and positive body image.  While I’ll be sad to leave my team here, I hope to get involved with GOTR in NC as well!
I first got involved with Girls on the Run in the spring of 2015, almost a year after my graduation from William and Mary.  As a recent college grad back home, I was missing the excitement of school and looking for more ways to be involved with activities and people outside of work.  I had been very involved with community service trips and organizations at school and wanted to give back to my local community.  When a family member told me about Girls on the Run, it seemed like a perfect fit.  I played field hockey and ran track in high school, and I have stayed committed to fitness recreationally in college and even now.  Even my interest in nutrition felt right for a fitness and overall wellness promoting group.  While physical health is certainly part of GOTR, I fell in love with the program for everything else it incorporates along with that.
Coaching GOTR is such a rewarding experience because I get to see the young girls on our team open up over the season and share their insight, intelligence, emotion, and vibrant personalities.  It’s incredible to hear the wisdom that comes from such young girls, and it’s motivating to know that this program fosters the self-awareness and connection to bring that out of them.  Even as an adult, and especially a young adult transitioning to a new stage of life, the lessons in the program are valuable and applicable to my own life.  I feel like I’m learning and growing right along with the girls, and the whole team transforms together.
Possibly the best thing about being a coach is that even if I’m having a bad day, I know I will go to practice and always come back in a great mood.  It might be because of wearing crazy socks, playing fun games, running laps to Taylor Swift and One Direction, or making a connection with the girls that reinforces my job as a role model and a part of such an uplifting program; whatever it is, it’s so worth the effort for the positivity it brings to the girls and coaches alike.
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