Registration for the Girls on the Run New Jersey North spring season opens on Feb. 5 and runs until end of the day on Feb. 7.

All girls registered during that time will be placed in a lottery status. If there are spots available after that registration, it will reopen on Feb. 8 and girls will be placed on a first come, first served basis.

About the programGirls on the Run is an after school program that combines curriculum with sport aimed at building self esteem and confidence in young girls in grades 3 through 5. The Heart and Sole program is for girls in grades 6 though 8.

Throughout the 10-week season, the girls will discuss such topics such as body image, popularity, gossiping, choosing our friends, conflict resolution and much more. The girls will develop their character, competence and feel confident in who they are, creating positive connections with peers and adults while making a meaningful contribution to their community.

The curriculum also includes the sport of running. The running activities are used as a medium for teaching life skills and promoting healthy outcomes, while coming together as a team to support one another.

The cost of the program is $175. Scholarships are available.

Coaches neededThe organization is actively seeking coaches for their sites. More coaches will enable them to offer more teams and meet their goal of serving all girls who want to participate. Volunteers are the backbone of Girls on the Run.

Coaching for Girls on the Run is a rewarding opportunity that requires a commitment of 1.5 hours, twice a week, for 10 weeks. All coaches will receive a guaranteed team placement for their daughter. Get ready to inspire and be inspired

West Milford GOTR Locations

There are three locations in West Milford for Girls on the Run programs:

West Milford Presbyterian Church - Monday and Thursday 4 to 5:30 p.m. (grades 3-5)

Westbrook Elementary School - Monday and Thursday 3 to 4:30 p.m. (Grades 3-5)

West Milford Recreation Center - Monday and Thursday 4 to 5:30 p.m. Heart and Sole (Grades 6-8) 66 Cahill Cross Road

At the conclusion of the program, the girls will join other teams to celebrate their accomplishments with a celebratory 5K on May 13 in Sparta.

The GOTR season will begin on March 6 and conclude with the 5K on May 13.

For more information or to register, go to www.gotrnjn.org. For questions, email Girls on the Run at info@gotrnjn.org.