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Please note that student registration closes on January 22, 2016.
Thank you so much for entrusting our staff and volunteers with a very important girl who is very close to your heart. We have been working hard since 2001 locally to provide girls of Muskegon County with this quality program and have worked with approximately 14,500 girls as of spring 2015. The Mission of Girls on the Run is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using fun, experienced based curriculum which creatively integrates running. In Muskegon, registration kicks off after Christmas break and ends in late January. The after school programming begins early March and concludes with a 5K race Mid-May each spring. After school meeting times vary at each school but most sites offer Girls on the Run programming twice a week, for nine weeks after school.
Coaches & Curriculum
All Girls on the Run volunteer coaches are trained and certified to teach formal Curriculum to your daughter which incorporates lessons that build confidence and emotional health. Coaches are meant to act as a mentors who support and inspire the girls in the program. The curriculum is updated every three to four years to ensure its relevance. Since 2001, Girls on the Run programming has been evaluated, this research documents improved self-esteem, increased motivation to be physically active, heightened awareness of the value of physical activity and heightened satisfaction with body shape. In the spring 2015, Girls on the Run International will have touched the life of their 1millionth girl! Currently there are 240 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
For more information, please contact Council Director Sue Gifford at; email Sue or call Sue at (231)759-7909 ext. 256.