Girls on the Run

About

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd – 8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.

Mission

​We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Vision

We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Core Values

  • Girls on the Run honors its core values. We strive to:
  • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
  • 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 other
  • learn. dream. live. run.​

  • Three 24-lesson curriculums teach life skills through group processing, running games and workouts. The three-part curriculum is taught by Girls on the Run® coaches and includes understanding ourselves, valuing teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
  • Girls choose and conduct a community service project
  • At each season’s conclusion, the girls complete a 5k running event as a group

  • Academic evaluations of the program show a statistically significant improvement in body image, eating attitudes and self-esteem
  • Evidence also indicates an improved sense of identity and an increasingly active lifestyle for program participants

The Randolph County YMCA is very grateful to be able to offer the Girls on the Run Program in our area. However, without the help of the St. Vincent Randolph Hospital Foundation, this would not be possible. The St. Vincent Randolph Hospital Foundation has been providing the YMCA with grants since 2008 to be able to provide the Girls on the Run Program.

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The curriculum is divided into three parts:

  1. The first eight lessons are centered on the girls getting to know themselves. Examining their values, their likes and dislikes, and who they envision themselves to be. As the girls get to know themselves, they are also sharing with each other. Lesson topics and learning goals include “fueling our healthy pace”, “centering: the importance of slowing down” and “celebrating gratitude.”
  2. The next eight lessons concentrate on team building, being supportive, learning to listen and cooperate, etc. Lesson topics and learning goals include “standing up to peer pressure”, “gossiping hurts everyone” and “it’s okay to choose my friends.”
  3. The last eight lessons relate to the world at large. This includes making a contribution to your community and learning to recognize and deal with the negative messages we often receive from the world (media awareness, negative peer pressure, etc.) Lesson topics and learning goals include: “learning about community”, “tuning into a new message (media literacy)” and the development and implementation of a group community project.

 

The 24 lessons conclude with the opportunity to participate in a 5k event.

Girls on the Run is going to be offered in the Spring Session only for the 2014/2015 School Year

  • Fall Session: Twelve week program meeting twice a week from August to December
  • Spring Session: Twelve-week program meeting twice a week from January to May

Girls on the Run: Deerfield, Monroe Central, Northside, Randolph Southern, and Willard Elementary Schools

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Contact Girls on the Run of Randolph County for further information

Council Director: Shelly Price

765-584-YMCA

SoleMates

Want to use the power of running to make a difference in the life of a girl? Join SoleMates, the charity running program of Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run SoleMates are men and women who pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon, to raise money for one of over 170 Girls on the Run councils in the United States and Canada. For more information on Girls on the Run SoleMates, please find us at

SoleMates

Want to use the power of running to make a difference in the life of a girl?  Join SoleMates, the charity running program of Girls on the Run.  Girls on the Run SoleMates are men and women who pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon, to raise money for one of over 170 Girls on the Run councils in the United States and Canada.  For more information on Girls on the Run SoleMates, please find us at Girls on the Run SoleMates

*Head Coaching & Assitant Coaching*

Contact Shelly Price at 765-584-9622 for more information.

Visit the Girls on the Run International webpage for more information 

Shop Girls on the Run international using Council Code IN-3-260 to support our council.

Head Coaching & Assistant Coaching

Contact Shelly Price at 765-584-9622 for more information.

Visit the Girls on the Run International webpage for more information

Shop Girls on the Run international using Council Code IN-3-260 to support our council.