You may remember our previous blogs on Girls on the Run. This is a program that I completely believe in. For those of you not familiar with the program, Girls on the Run is an experiential afterschool program that encourages young girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles. The 24-lesson curriculum combines training for a 5K run/walk event with lessons that promote physical, emotional and social development. The program objective is to reduce the dispay of at-risk behaviors among participants by providing the girls with the tools to make healthy decisions and form positive self-images. This is more than a running program – it’s all about using the power of running to make a difference in girls’ lives. The program is geared around 3rd-8th grade girls.
I recently had the privilege of attending a GOTR coaches training (whewhoo, I’m an assistant coach!) and listened to GOTR founder, Molly Barker. She is an incredible woman who truly has created a movement nationwide and now internationally. Molly is changing the world one girl at a time and I’m proud to be a part of it. I encourage each and every one of you to watch the GOTR video below. You will count down the days until your daughter enters 3rd grade. Get the tissues out. This is powerful stuff!
Registration for the fall season is happening now. If you did not get information at your school’s Open Houses, you can click here to find the best location for you. Most schools have online registration on 7/31 @ 7p sharp. Since there are only 15 slots in each group, obviously space is limited. So set your timers, Smarties. GOTR registration is hotter than the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus concert tickets combined!
Happy running and see you at the Jingle Jog in December! Do you have a GOTR experience? Please comment below. We’d love to hear about it!
Also, don’t forget to register for our latest giveaway!
This Smarty giveaway is one you can really sink your teeth into! Our friends at Dream Dinners, Midtown location, are offering a lucky Smarty the chance to win (1) 36-serving session (a $150 value)!! That’s either 12 dinners that serve 3, or 6 dinners that serve 6. With the kids back in school that means the full court press of homework and all the extra curricular activities…enough to keep any family on a tight schedule! So, let Dream Dinners handle meals for your busy family, click here to register to win this succulent 36-serving giveaway now! Hurry, you have until Monday, August 31st at 11p. Good luck, Smarties!
My 3rd grader did GOTR in the spring and I cannot sing enough praises about it! It is a MUST-DO for all girls. They come out of it empowered and so much more confident. Thanks, CSP for educating our moms on this powerful program!
Thanks Jen for promoting GOTR. I've been involved for over 5 years now and think it is the best! I can't wait for my daughter to do it. If you are interested in coaching, we can still use a few coaches, got to http://www.gotrcharlotte.org to sign up!Melanie Bradle
Hey Smarties~Check it out, there is officially a boy-version:www.letmerun.orgFounded by my neighbor and friend, Ashley Armistead. Just went "live" today. Looks like registration is set for Oct 1. Stay tuned…
Thanks for promoting Girls on the Run and an great new coach like Mary Dare! It is an unbelievable program and I am proud to serve this year as chair of the Charlotte board….so please know any suggestions are always welcome – or if YOU want to get involved!Did you know there is now a Middle School Girls On Track? The message is more grown up – but the guiding principals are the same. Taking it to the next level for the girls.Let Me Run is a great program for the boys and I am honored that Ashley asked me to be involved with that! Healthy – well balanced – girls and boys with great character, self awareness and self esteem are so important! And these organzations are SUPER ways to reinforce those values in your child. I highly recommend them!!Sue Gorman