Resolve to help your daughter activate her limitless potential this year by registering her for Girls on the Run. Online lottery registration opens at 12 p.m. Jan. 9 at www.gotrtriangle.org.
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Girls will train for and run a 5K while exploring concepts of competence, confidence, connection, character, caring and contribution. Completing the 5K gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Girls do not need to be “runners” or into running to participate since activities are fun and age-appropriate and will build up their running ability over time.
Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. The program starts with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then, the girls look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships. Finally, they explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.