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.
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.
Meet our Solemate Wendi! Wendi has coached with us for 5 seasons and loves GOTR and what is stands for! She is joining our Solemates family to help raise funds for our scholarship program. Wendi will be running the Super Hero Half Marathon in May! https://www.raceplanner.com/donate/Wendi-s-SoleMate-Fundraiser