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Girls on the Run® is an after school program that uses the power of running to prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.  Sites meet twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls. We teach life skills through fun, engaging lessons that celebrate the joy of movement. The 10-week program is taught by certified Girls on the Run® coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the community.

Girls on the Run is about so much more than running, we honor our Core Values:

- Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness

- Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions

- Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health

- Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent

- Stand up for ourselves and others.

Who Participates:  Any 3rd -8th grade girl

Sites include: Berryton Elementary, Bishop Elementary, Elmont Elementary, Farley Elementary, Jay Shideler Elementary, Landon Middle School, Logan Elementary, Northern Hills Elementary, Pauline Central Primary, Randolph Elementary, Rossville Grade School, Royal Valley Middle School, Shawnee Heights Elementary, State Street Elementary, St. Mary’s Grade School, Tecumseh North Elementary, Tecumseh South Elementary, Williams Magnet, West Indianola Elementary.

Meeting:  Programs meet twice a week. The days and time are site specific.  Attendance is very important; participants need to be able to attend both meetings each week.

Starting Date: Week of February 13th, 2017

Ending Date:  Week of May 8th, 2017

5K Event:  May 13th, 2017 at the YWCA 225 SW 12th Street

Fees:  No girl will ever be turned away for an inability to pay program fees.  Sliding fee scale based on income and free/reduced lunch eligibility are available to any family who needs assistance for their daughter to participate.  Assistance for families facing a temporary hardship is also available (please see registration form).

Registeration information can be found at

For Questions Please Contact:   
Kjrsten Abel Ruch, Council Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (785) 233-1750 x229


Girls on the Run Registration Form

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