Are you ready for an exciting and empowering journey? The Girls on the Run-DC (GOTR-DC) season is just around the corner, and it's time to mark your calendars for Monday, September 11, 2023!
This incredible program is designed to inspire and empower young girls in grades 3-8, fostering confidence, self-esteem, and a love for physical activity. Whether your child is in grades 3-5 and ready for Girls on the Run or in grades 6-8 and excited about Heart & Sole, this is an opportunity for them to thrive.
Girls on the Run (Grades 3-5):
Girls on the Run is a dynamic program that combines running with valuable life lessons. Through a carefully designed curriculum, participants explore essential topics like self-confidence, teamwork, healthy relationships, and gratitude, all while building up their running skills. This program not only encourages physical activity but also empowers girls to embrace their unique qualities and strengths.
The girls in Girls on the Run work together in a supportive environment, culminating in a celebratory 5K run where they get to experience the joy of accomplishment and realize that they can achieve anything they set their minds to. The program helps them develop the tools they need to navigate life's challenges with resilience and a positive outlook.
Heart & Sole (Grades 6-8):
For older girls in grades 6-8, Heart & Sole offers a more tailored program that addresses the specific needs and interests of pre-teens and early teenagers. This program goes beyond running to delve into important topics like self-care, body image, and peer pressure. Heart & Sole empowers girls to embrace their uniqueness, develop a strong sense of self-worth, and build healthy relationships.
Heart & Sole participants train for a 5K, just like Girls on the Run, but they also engage in discussions and activities that encourage self-reflection and personal growth. It's an excellent opportunity for girls in middle school to form lasting friendships while gaining the skills and confidence to face the challenges of adolescence.
GOTR-DC understands that location can be a concern for some families. If you can't find a convenient team in your area, don't worry! Community teams are available, ensuring that every girl who wants to participate can do so. These teams bring girls from different schools together to experience the program in a supportive and inclusive environment.
To find a team near you or learn more about the program, visit www.gotrdc.org/locations. You'll find a full list of teams and information about how to register for the upcoming season.
Why Join a GOTR-DC Program?
Participating in a Girls on the Run - DC program is truly a transformative experience for young girls. Here are some reasons why you should consider enrolling your child:
- Empowerment: The program is designed to boost girls' self-esteem and empower them to become confident, resilient, and compassionate individuals.
- Positive Role Models: Participants benefit from the guidance of dedicated and trained Coaches who serve as positive role models and mentors.
- Physical Activity: GOTR-DC promotes physical fitness and teaches participants to enjoy and appreciate an active lifestyle.
- Friendships: Girls have the opportunity to form lasting friendships with like-minded peers.
- Life Skills: The curriculum covers important life skills that will serve them well in school and beyond.
Give your child the gift of empowerment, confidence, and physical fitness by joining the movement and enrolling them in Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole. Then, watch your child blossom into a strong, confident, and resilient young woman!