Girls on the Run combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors
Girls meet twice each week in small teams of 8-15 girls and learn life skills through dynamic conversation-based lessons and running games. The 20-lessons curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts:
Understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large
The program concludes with the New Balance Girls on the Run 5k, part of the largest youth-focused 5k series in the world. It is a celebratory, non-competitive event for Girls on the Run of Greater Detroit participants and their families and friends. Every girl, whether she runs, skips, walks, or cartwheels across the finish line, is a winner and no official time will be kept.
Our Girls on the Run Website
For complete program details, including registration and site locations, please visit gotrdetroit.org.