Registration open for Girls on the Run

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Registration is now open for the nineteenth season of Girls on the Run Vermont (GOTRVT).

From now until Wednesday, March 14, parents and guardians can register their girl for the spring program at participating sites, or through gotrvt.org. Coach/mentors are also still needed at many locations, as the program cannot be delivered to the girls without them. Coaches can be parents, teachers, or community members, and do not need to be runners or have previous coaching experience, just a passion to empower local young girls.

Meeting twice a week for ten weeks, Girls on the Run is an afterschool program designed to help girls in grades three through eight realize the importance of self-confidence, healthy living, respect for their peers, and responsibility to their community. The lessons creatively integrate running, providing the girls with an opportunity to set goals and challenge themselves in an encouraging environment that advocates both physical and emotional wellness.

Parents are encouraged to enroll their girls early since space for each site is limited. The registration fee is $100. Limited financial assistance is available to ensure that each girl who wishes to participate can, regardless of financial ability.

The program starts as early as the week of March 19 (depending on location). It culminates with a statewide 5K celebration to be held on June 2 at 10 a.m. in Essex Junction.

With hundreds of trained coaches ready to empower these girls, Girls on the Run (grades three through five) and Heart and Sole (grades six through eight) will take place at the sites below:

Canaan schools, Craftsbury Academy, Hazen Union School, and St. Johnsbury School. Hazen Union School is still looking for coaches.

To register or to learn more visit www.girlsontherunvermont.org, call (802) 246-1476, or e-mail [email protected] — from Girls on the Run Vermont.

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