Girls on the Run registration to begin

| 29 Jan 2018 | 03:25

    Registration for Girls on the Run's spring season will open on Feb. 4.
    The program will be held at The Wantage School on Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m. for third and fifth-graders; Tuesday and Thursday at Sussex Middle School from 3:30-5 p.m.; and at Lounsberry Hollow Middle School in Vernon on Monday and Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. for sixth- through eighth-graders.
    The organization is actively seeking coaches for their sites. More coaches will enable them to offer more teams and meet their goal of serving all girls who want to participate. Volunteers are the backbone of Girls on the Run. Coaching for Girls on the Run is a rewarding opportunity that requires a commitment of 1.5 hours a week, twice a week, for ten weeks. All coaches will receive a guaranteed team placement for their daughter.
    Girls on the Run is an after school program that combines curriculum with sport aimed at building self esteem and confidence in young girls between third and fifth grade. Throughout the 10-week season, the girls will discuss such topics such as body image, popularity, gossiping, choosing our friends, conflict resolution and much more. The girls will develop their character, competence and feel confident in who they are, creating positive connections with peers and adults while making a meaningful contribution to their community. The curriculum is also combined with the sport of running. The running activities are used as a medium for teaching life skills and promoting healthy outcomes, while coming together as a team to support one another. At the conclusion of the program, the girls will join other teams to celebrate their accomplishments with a celebratory 5k.
    The GOTR season will begin on March 5th and conclude with the GOTR 5k on May 12thin Sparta. More information is available on their website, For questions, email Girls on the Run at