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Girls on the Run

Girls Grades 3-5

"It was AMAZING! I cried as we crossed the finish line because for Maddy this was a HUGE accomplishment! She and I set goals all along the course to "run to that falling gree" then "walk to the next tree" etc. and she did amazing . . . finishing that race was so big and she ran probably 3/4 of it. That medal meant so much to her and the fact that they were "real" medals - not plastic ones - made her feel so good. Thanks for all you do to build and maintain this essential program for our girls!"

What is Girls on the Run?

Girls on the Run encourages positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their inner confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. Running is incorporated throughout the curriculum to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of the season, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

Next session begins the week of April 7th and ends June 7th with a 5k run.

Contact Girls on the Run Coordinator, Jen Gallant at 733-8630 or email her at jgallant@whatcomymca.org, to bring Girls on the Run your school.

     One day/ week:  $90 Member/$105 Program Member      Wed., Apr. 9 - June 7
     Two days/week:  $115 Member/$125 Program Member      Mon./Wed., Apr. 7 - June 7
       Tues./Thurs., Apr. 8 - June 7

An additional $20 annual program member fee will be charged if not a current YMCA member or program member. Sites, days and time are subjet to change.