GOTR Randolph Co.
To educate and prepare girls for a life time of self-respect and healthy living.
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 program: girls in 3rd-5th grade and their families
Girls on Track program: girls in 6th-8th grade and their families
Program Facilitators: coaches, volunteers, women of all ages and their families
Girls On Track
Girls on the Run is the name of our organization, but we have two programs:
Girls on the Run -- for 3rd-5th graders
Girls on Track -- for 6th-8th graders
The psychological research and principal philosophy behind both programs is the same, yet the depth of processing varies in order to be age appropriate. The Girls on Track middle school curriculum allows for more mature processing around certain topics including eating disorders, internet safety, cyber bullying and tobacco and alcohol use.
Three 24-lesson curriculums teach life skills through group processing, running games and workouts. The three-part curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run® coaches and includes understanding ourselves, valuing teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Girls choose and conduct a community service project
At each season’s conclusion, the girls complete a 5k running event as a group
Academic evaluations of the program show a statistically significant improvement in body image, eating attitudes and self-esteem
Evidence also indicates an improved sense of identity and an increasingly active lifestyle for program participants
The Randolph County YMCA is very greatful to be able to offer the Girls on the Run Program in our area. However, without the help of the St. Vincent Randolph Hospital Foundation, this would not be possible. The St. Vincent Randolph Hospital Foundation has been providing the YMCA with grants since 2008 to be able to run the Girls on the Run Program.
The curriculum is divided into three parts:
The first eight lessons are centered on the girls getting to know themselves. Examining their values, their likes and dislikes, and who they envision themselves to be. As the girls get to know themselves, they are also sharing with each other. Lesson topics and learning goals include “fueling our healthy pace”, “centering: the importance of slowing down” and “celebrating gratitude.”
The next eight lessons concentrate on team building, being supportive, learning to listen and cooperate, etc. Lesson topics and learning goals include “standing up to peer pressure”, “gossiping hurts everyone” and “it’s okay to choose my friends.”
The last eight lessons relate to the world at large. This includes making a contribution to your community and learning to recognize and deal with the negative messages we often receive from the world (media awareness, negative peer pressure, etc.) Lesson topics and learning goals include: “learning about community”, “tuning into a new message (media literacy)” and the development and implementation of a group community project.
The 24 lessons conclude with the opportunity to participate in a 5k event.
Girls on the Run sessions are offered in the fall or in the spring.
Fall Session: Twelve week program meeting twice a week from August to December
Spring Session: Twelve-week program meeting twice a week from January to May
Girls on the Run: Deerfield, Monroe Central, Northside, Randolph Southern, Union, and Willard Elementary Schools
Girls on Track: Driver, Southern, and Westside Middle Schools
Contact Girls on the Run of Randolph County for further information
Council Directors: Molly Moreland & Ceann Bales
Want to use the power of running to make a difference in the life of a girl? Join SoleMates, the charity running program of Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run SoleMates are men and women who pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon, to raise money for one of over 170 Girls on the Run councils in the United States and Canada. For more information on Girls on the Run SoleMates, please find us at Girls on the Run SoleMates
*Head Coaching & Assitant Coaching*
Contact Molly Moreland at 765-584-9622 for more information.
Visit the Girls on the Run International webpage for more information
Shop Girls on the Run international using Council Code 260 to support our council.
Girls on the Run is Sponsored by: