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Summary Statement:  Girls on the Run is an open (no tryouts), extracurricular program for girls of all grade levels.  Practice (workouts) and participation in events are held after school hours.  Interested students should see Ms. Laurie.


We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.



Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.


Girls on the Run @ NBMS

Our program is coached by Ms. Laurie.  Any 6th, 7th or 8th grader is eligible to participate.   Ms. Laurie and participating students will meet after school.  There is an application and a cost of 70$ to participate in this program.  Please contact Ms. Laurie for more details. Any young girl interested in participating in GOR will need to register online....  ...There are 15 openings for this season.... Please understand that it is first come first serve to participate this fall.... Practices will be on Mondays and Fridays from 3:45 - 4:45...



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.


The Program

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.


Our Core Values

  • Girls on the Run honors its core values.  We strive to:
  • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
  • Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
  • Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words,  thoughts and actions
  • Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  • Stand up for ourselves and others


Key words that align with our core values:

  • Empowerment
  • Responsibility
  • Intentionality
  • Diversity
  • Connectedness
  • Joy
  • Optimism
  • Gratitude
  • Nurturing
  • Healthy
  • Open-hearted
  • Compassion 

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