For those of you unfamiliar with Girls on the Run, it is an AWESOME non-profit that:
is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.
There are two groups for girls: Girls on the Run (GOTR) for 3rd-5th graders and Girls on Track for 6th-8th graders. The program combines an interactive curriculum along with the running plan to help young girls in their physical, social, and mental development —it’s not easy being a tween or teen girl in today’s world!
There are a number of chapters of GOTR throughout the United States. I am VERY excited that Rhode Island finally has a chapter for GOTR. I am in the process of filling out my volunteer application. There are so many different ways that you can help the organization if you are interested in doing so. They need help with everything from coaching to administrative tasks.
If you are local, Shape UP RI is partnering with the Rhode Island chapter of GOTR for a 5k in Roger Williams Park on June 2. Come run the race or volunteer to help out. Proceeds from the race will help support the chapter.
If you are interested in volunteering for GOTR, you can visit their website for more information.