Girls on the Run of the Bay Areahttp://www.gotrbayarea.org
What We Do:
The mission of Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We educate and build confidence in young girls in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Marin and Contra Costa Counties.
Who We Are:
Girls on the Run is an after-school running program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. Our 10-week program meets twice per week for one hour at a school site and is taught by coaches we train, who volunteer their time and passion to their group of 16 girls. Our curriculum combines training for a 5K running race with uplifting workouts that encourage emotional, social, mental and physical development. We are not a typical track program as our curriculum contains 20 fun, active lessons dealing with issues such as self-esteem, media images, gossiping, physical health, emotional health, cooperation and community. At the end of the 10-weeks the girls complete their first-ever 5K distance. It is a truly life-changing experience for the 10,000+ girls we have been able to reach in the past 14 years!