• Lessons 6 through 12

    Posted by Kathryn Hughes on 4/18/2018 9:30:00 AM

    The girls have been busy and getting ready for their 5K!  See below for lesson topics and what our GOTR team is up to!  

    In Lesson 6, we talk about ways we can keep our physical bodies healthy by choosing to eat healthy food, drink water, exercise, and practice self-care. We also practice pacing ourselves while running. Each girl’s goal before next time is to choose to do a healthy habit she does not usually do. Try helping her choose healthy! Next week, the girls will learn about gratitude and see how far we can run in 40 minutes. 

    This week’s GOTR lessons are about having an attitude of gratitude and finding our happy place. In Lesson 7, we talk about what choosing to be grateful means. They learn that being thankful for what we have, gives us “star power” and a positive attitude about our life. We also connect being grateful with helping others. The girls will run their personal best for about 40 minutes, while making lists of ideas for our service project at the end of the season!

    In Lesson 8, we practice clearing our minds and relaxing. The girls’ picture their happy place—or “Happy Pace”—to help them slow down and pace themselves while running. Next week, we will talk about ways we can value what is really important to us. Try helping your Girl on the Run with this week’s goal to add quiet time to her day

    This week, we talk about real beauty and will have a chance to collaborate. In Lesson 9, we discuss choosing how we define beauty. We explore a new definition of beauty—inner beauty. We play running games that help us think about things on the inside that make people beautiful, and how this helps us think positive about ourselves and others.

    In Lesson 10, the girls learn what cooperation means. They are able to practice cooperating with each other by listening, sharing ideas, and following others’ lead. The team works together to come up with a goal to work on until next time. While it would be great if everyone could always work together and cooperate with each other, sometimes the girls feel pressured by others instead. We will talk about peer pressure next week. 

    This week’s topics are peer pressure and decision-making. In Lesson 11, the girls practice how to stand up to peer pressure with a game that helps them learn to STOP and take a BrThRR (breather) when they feel pressured. This strategy teaches them to STOP, BREATHE, THINK, RESPOND, & REVIEW which helps them step back and figure out how they feel instead of making a decision too quickly.

    In Lesson 12, the girls will have a chance to have fun playing together! They cooperate to make decisions as a team. They pick the games we will play and even lead the activities themselves. Our team will work together to decide on a Community Impact Project for the end of the season. Help your Girl on the Run with this week’s goal by figuring out one way she can help with the Community Impact Project!

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  • Transportation Permission Slip for 5K

    Posted by Kathryn Hughes on 4/18/2018 9:15:00 AM


    Please see the attached permission slip below.  Please print and sign this permission slip to be able to attend the practice 5K at Candlebrook Elementary on May 3rd, 2018


    Transportation Permission Slip

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  • Practice 5K Letter

    Posted by Kathryn Hughes on 4/18/2018 9:00:00 AM


    Please see the attached document below for information about the Practice 5K.  The Practice 5k will take place on May 3rd, 2018.

    Thank you

    Practice 5K Letter

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  • Update to Practice Schedule: Week of April 9th

    Posted by Kathryn Hughes on 4/6/2018 10:00:00 AM

    We just wanted to remind you we are having practice on Monday (4/9) and Tuesday (4/10) next week. We are planning our practice 5K now and will let you know of the date change as soon as it is confirmed. I will send a flyer home too with a reminder!

    Thank you!

    Girls on the Run Coaches

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  • Running Buddy Letter

    Posted by Kathryn Hughes on 3/20/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Hello, See below for the Running Buddy Letter.  Important information to read for the GOTR families.  

    Running Buddy Letter

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  • Week #3 Lessons

    Posted by Kathryn Hughes on 3/14/2018 4:00:00 PM

    (Make up from Snow Day) In Lesson 4, we discuss self-talk—what we think in our minds about ourselves or say aloud to others about ourselves. While each girl runs with a friend, they practice how to catch and challenge negative self-talk by coming up with ways to change from negative to positive self-talk. Each girl’s goal before next time is to practice this. Try helping her think positive! Next week, we will be discussing something closely tied to our thoughts—our emotions.

    This week at Girls on the Run we talk about healthy emotions and healthy habits for our bodies. In Lesson 5, we will have fun exploring our emotions. The girls learn to figure out what they feel and how to deal with their feelings in a healthy way. The girls even pretend they are “emotion detectives!"

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  • Week #2 Lessons

    Posted by Kathryn Hughes on 3/9/2018 10:30:00 AM

    This week’s topics are working together to unite as a GOTR team and identifying self-talk. In Lesson 3, the girls learn how to choose the right attitudes and actions that are best for helping their GOTR team work well together. Every girl has something unique to offer! We explore the importance of self-awareness and making intentional decisions through a variety of stations with team building exercises.


    (SNOW DAY) We will make up the following lesson...In Lesson 4, we discuss self-talk—what we think in our mind about ourselves or say aloud to others about ourselves. The girls learn strategies to help them turn any negative self-talk into positive self-talk! We explore this idea and practice these skills through different games and activities. Next week, we will be discussing what it means to be healthy.

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  • Week #1 Lessons

    Posted by Kathryn Hughes on 3/9/2018 10:30:00 AM

    We kick it off with Lesson 1 which is all about getting to know each other. We learn unique traits about one another through fun games and activities. We also learn that our GOTR team is a safe and supportive environment where we are all encouraged to be unique selves!

     In Lesson 2, we introduce the team to the concept of visualization. We do an exercise where we learn to turn negative thoughts into positive ones! We also continue to build our relationships with each other through an activity that lets the girls walk, run, skip, or hop laps. Next week we will learn more about what it means to be part of a team. Stay Tuned!

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  • GOTR 2018...off to a great start!

    Posted by Kathryn Hughes on 3/9/2018 10:00:00 AM

    2018 Girls On The Run

    We are off to a great start!  Here are some important links for the season:

    Girls on the Run Website  Learn more about the GOTR program here!  

    Register for the 5K Race When the time comes, you can register to run the race with our GOTR Team

    Check back from time to time to hear about how our lessons are going!  



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  • Registration Information for 2018 GOTR season

    Posted by Kathryn Hughes on 11/27/2017 8:00:00 PM

    GIRLS ON THE RUN Registration is ONLINE from November 1- December 13. 

    Financial Aid is available! Please follow the directions on the flyer that was sent home to see if you qualify. It is also attached. Scholarships may be provided too! Links are below.

    Registration Link: https://www.gotrpa.org/

    Financial Aid linkhttps://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/financial-aid-2018?sid=d305e2a8ab1d414a8c0b33573381cfd9

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