Girls on the Run is a national organization that "inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running." Girls on the Run is an opportunity for girls in 3rd to 5th grade to exhibit excellence in character in all aspects of their lives, make healthy choices and build confidence. This ten-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes after school. The season will culminate with a 5K, which they will run with a running buddy. Completing the 5K gives the girls a great sense of accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving their goals. This program is led by trained volunteer coaches, so we are always looking for anyone interested in improving a girl's life and making a difference in the community. If you would like to have your school participate or coach you can contact Wendy Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jenna Davis (email@example.com).
STRIDE began at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine when a group of parents requested there be a boys program that combined a character building emphasis with the fun of fitness, similar to the girl's program. STRIDE is success, teamwork, respect, inspiration, determination equals excellence in character. The purpose of this program is to foster strong character and healthy living habits among boys in grades 3rd-5th. It is a fun, interactive program filled with games and activities that gets boys exploring and discussing important life topics, while participating in fitness & running activities - which help them build the stamina and confidence to complete a 5K. We are looking for volunteer coaches to make a difference in their community and wanting to impact someone's life. If you are interested contact, David Caudle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jenna Davis (email@example.com).
OUR SPONSORS - FALL 2019
Spring 2020 registration open through March 9*
The spring season starts the week of March 2 and goes through the week of May 11. The season's race event is the Amanda's Race 5K on Saturday, May 16. The cost is $100 per participant with a sibling rate of $90. Special school rates as well as scholarships are available for eligible students whose parents complete the eligibility requirement on the Girls on the Run registration form. For STRIDE scholarship please complete this form and return with the STRIDE registration form. Printable registration form links can be found above. Please submit registration and payment to Wilson Family YMCA (or as instructed by school/location site).
Each runner is required to have a running buddy for the 5K. THe $15 running buddy fee is NOT included in the GOTR/STRIDE registration costs.
*Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis. No holds accepted. Must register AND pay to reserve a spot.
|GOTR School/Team||Practice Days/Time|
|Frederick Douglass Elementary||T/Th 3:00-4:30 pm|
|Margaret Hearne Elementary||T & Every other M/Th 3:30-4:30 pm|
|New Hope Elementary||M/W 3:00-4:30 pm|
|Rock Ridge Elementary||M/W 3:00-4:30 pm|
|Save-A-Youth||M/W 4:00-5:15 pm|
|STRIDE School/Team||Practice Days/Time|
|New Hope Elementary||T/Th 3:15-4:30pm|
Become a Coach!
One person's actions can have a big impact. Girls and boys in our community are calling YOU to be that person. As a coach you'll receive the tools and training to lead a team of girls or boys toward their goals and help them recognize their potential.