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Welcome to Girls on the Run New York City!
GOTR NYC is an interactive life-skills program that uses the power of running to change the way girls see themselves and their opportunities! Our innovative health education and wellness program uniquely combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk event with life-changing, self esteem enhancing lessons that encourage healthy habits and an active lifestyle in 8-13 year old girls. Girls learn to stretch themselves – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally – and in the process, are inspired to a lifetime of self respect and healthy living!
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.
- Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which 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.
- We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
- The objective of Girls on the Run is to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at risk activities in the future. At risk activities include substance/alcohol use, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
- National Recognition for Girls on the Run on CNN, NBC, ESPN, Real Simple, I‐Village Live and in the following national publications: Shape Magazine, O, People, Better Homes & Gardens, Runner’s World, Fitness Magazine, Running Times, Cooking Light, Walking, Parent, American Girl, Healthy Kids, Glamour, Women’s Day, Redbook, Southern Living and extensive local media throughout the United States.
Girls on the Run New York City is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 190 locations across the United States and Canada.