Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run season has come to an end with a celebratory 5K. This closing event gives program participants of all abilities a tangible sense of accomplishment. Crossing the finish line instills confidence through completion and is a joyful moment program participants always remember! Each girl in our program received a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement.
At Girls on the Run Central Iowa, teaching critical life skills is the cornerstone of our research-based programs. Meeting in small teams, trained volunteer coaches inspire team members with and without disabilities to strengthen confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity.
Founded in 1996, Girls on the Run International is a nonprofit that has served 2 million + girls across North America. Children today are exposed to longstanding gender stereotypes, societal obstacles and cultural challenges that can be detrimental to their emotional and physical health. Our program helps girls recognize their potential and rise above limiting gender expectations. Girls on the Run programs are about so much more than running – they make an impact at a critical age when confidence and physical activity decline.
Great job and congratulations to everyone who participated!