Skagit Valley Family YMCA hosts Girls on the Run throughout Skagit County.
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Spring session will begin the week of March 14.
“Girls on the Run (GOTR) has been more than just getting girls out for exercise. I started with GOTR four seasons ago. I volunteered to help with two teachers from Centennial Elementary. My thought was I could use the exercise, and, they could use the help.
It turned out to be so much more than that. What I saw happen was pretty incredible. I experienced girls finding their voice, obtain goals that they thought they could never achieve and find self confidence. Knowing that I had a small part of this is very humbling. Running with the girls has been rewarding in more ways than I can express in words. I also gained confidence in myself as a leader and mentor. GOTR has taken me out of my comfort zone and taught me that it is okay to be a little silly and have fun with each and every moment we have together. The pride I have when I see our group of GOTR overwhelms me, and brings tears to me eyes. I am looking forward to many more seasons of GOTR! If anybody was to ask me is GOTR a worth while program, should I volunteer, is it worth the time investment? My answer would be YES, YES, and, YES! As we YELL to end our sessions together at Centennial, GIRLS ON THE RUN IS FUN!!!” -Girls on the Run Coach, Denise Robison (pictured)