Girls on the Run of Hamilton County is a life-changing, character development program for girls in third- through eighth-grade who live in Hamilton County. Through exercise, positive reinforcement and encouraging role models, girls learn about self-esteem and confidence, which helps them deal with life challenges in their critical pre-teen years.
Trained coaches meet twice a week for 12-week sessions with girls where each lesson combines running and walking games with various life skills; including healthy eating, leadership, setting goals, cooperation and other age-appropriate topics.
We use the power of running to provide girls with the tools to:
o Celebrate their bodies
o Honor their voices
o Recognize their gifts, and
o Activate their personal power
Girls on the Run® of Hamilton County, started in 2010, is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run® International, founded in 1996, by Molly Barker, a visionary, Ironman triathlete. Today there are more than 200 councils across the United States and Canada, with new locations added every year.
Girls on the Run® combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) event with healthy living education. We use exercise, positive reinforcement, and encouraging role models to help girls discover the confidence they need in those critical pre-teen years and beyond. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being their unique and real selves.
More than a running program…We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams!
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