'You Can Do Anything' Girls Group Launching Second Season

Girls on the Run serves over 60,000 girls across the country every year, organizers say

Girls on the Run is a national program that launched it first Bergen County season in Ramsey last year. The organization serves elementary school girls from Mahwah, Ramsey and surrounding towns. Girls on the Run New Jersey North submitted the following letter to the Mahwah Patch about its upcoming season.

Mahwah Patch,

Girls on the Run New Jersey North will kick off its third season this coming Spring. Thanks to the efforts of 5 amazing woman, Bergen County will now host two teams to accommodate even more girls.  

Girls on the Run is 501c3 youth development program with over 200 chapters in the United States, serving over 60,000 girls annually. The mission of the organization is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The Girls on the Run program serves girls in grades 3-5. 

The 24-lesson curricula empowers girls with a greater sense of self-awareness, a sense of achievement, a foundation in team building and a commitment to enhancing their communities. Lessons include topics to enable girls to effectively problem solve and remain strong during adolescence which can be a challenging time in a young girls life. Topics include dealing with body image and the media, resisting peer pressure, making healthy decisions, and contributing to the community. The running portion of the program is used as a modality to get the message across,YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!

The 10-week program kicks off the first week in March and concludes with a 5k on May 18 encompassing all of the New Jersey North teams. This race is open to the public as well.

Girls on the Run New Jersey North currently serves in Sussex, Bergen, Passaic and Hudson Counties.  Registration for the Spring season opened January 21.  Please see the websitegotrnjn.org for more information. Find us on Facebook or email us at infor@gotrnjn.org.  

Girls on the Run New Jersey North

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