To educate and prepare girls for a life time of self-respect and healthy living.
GOTR Race Brochure
Girls on the Run
For 3rd-5th graders
Girls on the Run is a nationally recognized program. It is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls ages eight to thirteen years old. The program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts and a 10-week character building curriculum that teaches very specific and well-defined social and personal skills. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. The program is funded by donations and community support.
Girls on the Run objective is to reduce the potential display of at-risk activities among its participants. The goal is fewer adolescent pregnancies and eating disorders, less depression and suicide attempts, as well as fewer substance/alcohol abuse problems and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
Pictures from the 2008 VBCGOTR Season
2010 Van Buren County Girls on the Run Locations
2010 Cass County Girls on the Run Locations
Van Buren/Cass Girls on the Run Council Director
Julie Bos, MA, CFLE
57418 CR 681
Hartford MI 49057
269-621-3143 ext 371
Girls on Track
For 6th-8th graders
The Girls on the Run curriculum has been in use since the fall of 1996. Since that time thousands of girls have been through the program-but what we soon discovered is, they were having so much fun and getting so connected, they wanted something that would carry them through middle school. We originally wanted to call it Girls on the Run for Middle Schoolers. The girls who were participating told us they wanted something they could call their own. Hence the birth of Girls on Track.
The principal philosophies and psychological research for both programs are the same yet the depth of processing the topics varies with the two different curricula. We can go into more targeted and age-appropriate discussion regarding certain topics (eating disorders, tobacco and alcohol use, personal/internet safety and harassment to name a few) with the middle school participants, whereas with the younger girls the discussion remains a bit more vague or may not occur at all.
2010 Van Buren/Cass Girls on Track Locations
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Van Buren/Cass Girls on the Run is an affiliate of
Girls on the Run International
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