Cleveland County YMCA

Girls on the Run Program

Girls on the Run® is an after school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participant s learn how to celebrate being girls. The program focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health. During the 12-week program, girls are empowered with a greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement and a foundation in team building to help them become strong, contented and self-confident young women.

Each session is led by trained female coaches that guides and mentors girls through a fun and uplifting curriculum. Coaches teach specific life lessons such as dealing with body image and the media, resisting peer-pressure, making healthy decisions, and contributing to the community. Along the way, the girls train together to walk or run in a 5K (3.1 mile) event (also together).

More more information, please email Krista Allen, visit our Girls on the Run website, or call (704) 669.3633