Girls on the Run is an amazing organization, using an interactive curriculum and women volunteer mentors to encourage and empower girls through physical fitness and activity. Step by step (literally), girls build toward goals like running a 5K race—cheered on the whole way by their adult running buddies. The girls bring healthy attitudes and a love of running home, often influencing entire families. It’s a powerful, beautiful thing. GOTR is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Click through to read more about this awesome group!
soapboxmedia.com – Girls on the Run (GOTR) International is celebrating 20 years of empowering young females, and the organization is calling on the public to help celebrate. By using the hashtag #GOTRBorntoRun and sharing what one believes she was born to do, joining the festivities is made simple.
Girls in grades 3-8 make strides toward self-discovery throughout the program, as they train with coaches who incorporate physical activity, along with confidence and character building to prompt self-love.
The nonprofit began in Charlotte, N.C. with 13 eager participants, but throughout the past 20 years it’s expanded to include 225 councils serving more than 1 million girls.