Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development protram for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Central Missouri Girls on the Run
Council Director- Lisa Lee
903 E. Hutton Valley Rd.
Clinton, MO 64735
Welcome to Girls on the Run– a life-changing, non-profit
program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire
girls on be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based
curriculum which creatively integrates running."
The 24-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to
become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active
collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the
Girls on the Run is an Affiliate/Independent Council of
Girls on the Run International, which has a network
of 200+ locations across the United States and Canada.
Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-15 girls we teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies, complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result-making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can.