Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd – 5th grades. Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, Girls on the Run teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5k running event which gives participants a sense of achievement and a framework for setting and achieving goals.
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s new physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 6th – 8th grades. Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond. The season culminates with the Girls on the Run 5k, a celebratory event that underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring girls have been developing in Heart & Sole.