Girls on the Run!

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About Girls on the Run

Girls on the run is a national not-for-profit after school program for girls in grades 3rd-5th. It combines training for a 5K with an interactive curriculum to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles!

Over a 12-week season, GOTR trained volunteer coaches deliver a curriculum that teaches life skills through group processing, running games, and workouts. The GOTR curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being. At each season’s conclusion the girls complete a 5K running event as a group within the community. Each girl will be paired with a Running Buddy, an adult mentor either selected by the girl or a volunteer within the community, who will run alongside them and provide support throughout the season.

Girls on the Run Philadelphia is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of 200+ locations across the U.S. and Canada. In 2014, GOTR served over 168,000 girls across North America. Girls on the Run Philadelphia completed its inaugural season in Philadelphia in the Spring of 2013.

Fall 2017 Season

The Girls on the Run after school program will begin on September 18th and will run for 10 weeks every Monday and Wednesday afternoons. The program will begin after school at 4:00pm until 5:30pm. The season will conclude with a 5K race scheduled for December 2, 2017.

Registration Information

The Girls on the Run Kendrick team will consist of 15 girls maximum. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW! Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. To be added to the email list and remain up to date on events and registration information, please email carrie.peck@girlsontherun.org .

The registration fee to participate in Girls on the Run is $150 which is due at the time of registration. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify! The registration fee provides each girl with a T-shirt, race registration, medal, healthy snacks, and an end of season celebration. The fee also covers behind the scenes necessities such as liability insurance, trained coaches with CPR/First Aid certification, background checks on all volunteers, curriculum and lesson materials.

**Finances should NEVER prevent a girl from participating. Financial assistance is available based on annual household income and upon completion of a scholarship application!**

To register please visit http://www.gotrphiladelphia.org

For more information please email carrie.peck@girlsontherun.org or contact Lindsey Gaydosh at kendrickrecreationcenter@gmail.com

**We are also looking for a few more coaches for this season! If you are interested in coaching please come see Miss Lindsey in the office or email us at kendrickrecreationcenter@gmail.com!**