Girls on the Run returns

Registration starts July 30


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  • GOTR 2015 5K Photos courtesy of Girls on the Run




  • GOTR 2016 5K



Girls on the Run Registration Opens on July 30th

Registration for the Girls on the Run fall season opens on July 30th. The season kicks off on September 11th. Sites are available in at the Florence M. Burd School and at the McKeown School in Hampton. Information on other locations in Sussex County is available at www.gotrnjn.org.

The organization is seeking coaches for several sites. Volunteering is fun and our coaches are an essential part of the success of Girls on the Run. Coaching is a rewarding opportunity that requires a commitment of 1.5 hours a week, twice a week, for ten weeks. All coaches will receive a guaranteed team placement for their daughter. Training is provided. Get ready to inspire and be inspired!

Fall Girls on the Run Sites:

• Andover-Florence M. Burd School- Wednesday and Friday 3:10-4:40 pm (3rd-5th grade)

• Hampton-McKeown School- Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-4:45 pm (3rd-5th grade)

Important Dates

• 7/30 Online Lottery Registration Opens at www.gotrnjn.org

• 8/22 New Coaches Training

• 8/27 New Coaches Training

• 9/11 Fall Season Starts

Girls on the Run is an after school program that combines curriculum with sport aimed at building self esteem and confidence in young girls between 3rd and 5th grade. Throughout the 10 week season, the girls will discuss such topics such as body image, popularity, gossiping, choosing our friends, conflict resolution and much more. The girls will develop their character, competence and feel confident in who they are, creating positive connections with peers and adults while making a meaningful contribution to their community. The curriculum is also combined with the sport of running. The running activities are used as a medium for teaching life skills and promoting healthy outcomes, while coming together as a team to support one another. At the conclusion of the program, the girls will join other teams to celebrate their accomplishments with a celebratory 5k.

The GOTR season will begin on September 11th and conclude with the GOTR 5k on November 19th at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. More information is available on their website, www.gotrnjn.org. For questions, email Girls on the Run at info@gotrnjn.org.


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