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, but we also arm them with the tools necessary to effectively manage many of life' challenges including gossip, bullying, establishing healthy friendships, and standing up for themselves and others.
At the end of the season, the girls 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, their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.
Ages: 3-6 grade
Time: 1.5 hours after school
When: Spring & Fall
The girls are led by trained female volunteer coaches to train together to walk or run the non-competitive 5k event which takes place Saturday, June 1. Completing the Girls on the Run 5k gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment!
Ages: Everyone is welcome!
Date & Time: Saturday, June 1
Race Fees: $20 per runner without t-shirt, $25 with t-shirt day
Registration: 8:00AM day of event
This end of season event for Girls on the Run brings together participants from across the county to accomplish their season goal of completing a 5k. Families and friends are encouraged to join in the run and celebration.
Girls on the Run is led by volunteer female coaches in our community. As we grow the program we are looking for 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 al curriculum materials are provided by the Y.
Want to learn more about being a volunteer Girls on the Run coach? Join us for a coaches Q&A session!
When: Wednesday, February 20th, 6:30PM
Where: Bakerview Sports Center
3101 E Fir St, Mount Vernon
Our donors help make Girls on the Run available to all girls in our community!
Ground Zero Gymnastics
Just Peach Frozen Yogurt
Skagit Valley Food Co-Op
Gamma Phi Beta