Girls on the Run combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) running event with healthy living education. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants in the 12-week program learn how to celebrate their unique and real selves. Not only do we get girls moving, we also arm them with the tools necessary to effectively manage many of life's challenges including gossip, bullying, establishing healthy friendships, and standing up for themselves and others. The girls also plan and execute a community service project helping them to realize the individual power they have to make a difference in their community. Our program instills self-esteem through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training - all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.
GIRLS ON THE RUN IS OFFERED THROUGHOUT SKAGIT COUNTY
• Sessions are offered during the spring and fall
• Available for girls in grades 3-6
• Each session is 10 or 12 weeks long, two times per week
• Sessions are led by trained female volunteer coaches
• The girls train together to walk or run the non-competitive 5k event which takes place at the end of the program session
• Completing the 5k event gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment!
Girls on the Run is led by volunteer coaches in our community. As we grow the program we are looking for more female coaches to donate their time to guide and mentor young girls to become self-confident and healthy throughout their lives. One does not need to be a runner; the only requirement is to be enthusiastic and committed to the healthy development of young girls. Training and all curriculum materials are provided by the YMCA. If you are interested in donating your time, please contact Girls on the Run of Skagit County Facilitator Julie Edwards.
GIRLS ON THE RUN SPRING 5K
Date & Time:
Saturday, June 3
8am - Registration
9am-12pm - 5K & Activities
Port of Skagit Trails along Crosswind Drive
Registration: (Register early at the Y or at the 5k)
$15 per runner if paid by June 2, 2017 / $20 per runner day of event
$20 w/ t-shirt per runner if paid by June 2, 2017 / $25 w/ t-shirt day of event
Pre/Post Run Fun:
Fun activities, healthy treats, raffle prizes and exciting group warm-up!
Girls on the Run Spring 5k Flyer & Registration Form
SPRING GIRLS ON THE RUN: March 6-June 9
SPRING 2017 SITES:
MOUNT ERIE - Starts March 21
EDISON ELEMENTARY - Starts March 7 - Coaches Needed
LUCILLE UMBARGER - Starts March 7
CONCRETE ELEMENTARY - Starts March 7
CONWAY ELEMENTARY - Starts March 20
CENTENNIAL ELEMENTARY - Starts March 7
MADISON ELEMENTARY - Starts March 21
YMCA SPORTS CENTER - Starts March 7 - Coaches Needed
* Register early! Teams with low registration may be canceled.
** More sites are being added, check back frequently. Don't see a site you're interested in? Volunteer to become a coach at the location of your choice!