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.
My name is Megan Leto and this will be my fourth season coaching with Girls On The Run. I have four children, two girls and two boys ages 10, 9, 7 and 5. I have always enjoyed sports and being active but a few years ago took up running and fell in love with it. I have completed several 5 and 10k’s, a few mud runs, a few half marathons and one full marathon. When I heard about GOTR from my pediatrician I instantly wanted to be part of it. I helped get it up and running at our school and we are entering in our 5th season. My running days were put on hold last year with a breast cancer diagnosis. After healing from a double mastectomy I was able to resume running again during chemotherapy. Some days I felt great and others not so great, but I knew I had to keep going. I ran the Newport Liberty Half Marathon last September one day before my last radiation treatment. Physically I wasn’t ready, but mentally I had to do it. This year I want to give back to the future GOTR Coaches by raising money for scholarships that allow our girls to grow in to amazing humans.