Girls on the Run registration opens

West Milford. Registration for the Girls on the Run New Jersey North spring season is open.

Aug 08 2019 | 01:39 PM

The Girls on the Run fall season starts in just four weeks on Sept. 9, and participants can register at www.gotrnjn.org.

The organization is actively seeking coaches for their sites.

Coaching for the program 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 daughters.

Girls on the Run is an after school program that combines curriculum with sport aimed at building self-esteem and confidence in young girls between 3rd and 5th grades.

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 is also combined with 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.

At the conclusion of the program, the girls will join other teams to celebrate their accomplishments with a celebratory 5k.

The season will begin on Sept. 9, and conclude with the GOTR 5k on Nov. 17 at the Fairgrounds in Augusta.

More information is available on their website, www.gotrnjn.org.

For questions, email Girls on the Run at info@gotrnjn.org.

Locations:
Upper Greenwood Lake School Monday and Thursday 3-4:30 p.m. (3rd-5th grade)
West Milford Presbyterian Church Monday and Wednesday 4-5:30 p.m. (3rd-5th grade)
West Milford Recreation Center Monday and Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. (6th-8th grade)
E. G. Hewitt Intermediate School Monday and Thursday 3:30-5 p.m. (3rd-5th grade).