Girls on the Run
I started Girls on the Run in 1996 to provide an experience for girls to untangle from the stereotypes which far too frequently capture their spirits around middle school. The program began in Charlotte, NC in 1996 with 13 girls. In 2014, we anticipate reaching approximately 150,000 girls and over 60,000 volunteers across North America.
The 12-week curriculum-based program creatively weaves running games together with activities designed to, in a fun and engaging format, provide 3rd to 8th grade girls with the tools to live their lives with intention…to journey through life with their feet firmly grounded in self-respect, communal support and love; and.their hearts filled to overflowing with joyful passion and a child-like curiosity to reach high, dream big and achieve their greatest human potential.
Here’s a great video that gives you the Girls on the Run “feeling.”
To learn more (and hopefully get involved) check out http://www.girlsontherun.org