Girls on the Run registration open, coaches sought
VERMONT- Girls on the Run Vermont’s registration for its spring program is now open for the southern region. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in third through eighth grade to be joyful, healthy, and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of girls for a 10-week program that encourages development, team building, and community.
Girls on the Run Vermont has inspired girls in Vermont for 20 seasons and has impacted the lives of 44,000 girls. This season, Girls on the Run will be offered at approximately 36 locations in southern Vermont. Each team will meet twice a week for 90 minutes after school and participate in research-based lessons that use dynamic discussions and fun running games to teach life skills. The season will culminate in a 5K event on May 18, at the Brattleboro Union High School, that brings together family, friends, and community members to celebrate the girls’ growth.
With trained coaches ready to empower these girls, Girls on the Run (grades 3 to 5) and Heart & Sole (grades 6 to 8) is currently set to take place at the following sites: Academy School; Dover Elementary; Dummerston School; Flood Brook; Guilford Central School; Grafton Elementary; The Grammar School; Green Street School; Jamaica Village; Marlboro Elementary; NewBrook; Oak Grove; Putney Central School; Saxtons River Elementary; St. Michael’s; Townshend Elementary; Twin Valley Elementary; Vernon Elementary; Wardsboro School; and Westminster Center School.
The program fee for the spring 2019 season is $100 and financial aid is available to those who qualify. The program fee includes registration for the end-of-season 5K event, a shirt, and water bottle. More information about the program and registration can be found at www.gotrvt.org.
Girls on the Run Vermont still needs coaches. Coaches do not need to be runners but are required to be a minimum of 18 years old. All volunteer coaches must complete a background check and view online training modules. Visit www.gotrvt.org for full details.