Girls on the Run serving Dubois County’s Spring 2019 Coach Registration is now open. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 5th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The ten-week program incorporates running to teach critical life skills, encourage personal development and foster team building and community service.  Volunteer coaches utilize a curriculum to engage teams of girls in fun, interactive lessons.  Teams meet twice a week for 75-90 minutes and the program culminates with all teams participating in a 5k event.

Girls on the Run serving Dubois County is celebrating 5 years serving Dubois County and currently serves girls at 9 sites in the Southeast Dubois, Northeast Dubois, Greater Jasper and Southwest Dubois school corporations.  Volunteers provide critical leadership and the non-profit organization is currently seeking coaches to facilitate the program with small teams of 8 to 15 girls. “We had such an exceptional team of GOTR girls this season, but we had one little gal who accomplished more than even SHE could ever imagine this season. It was inspiring to watch her blossom over the course of the season, from being very quiet, passive and unconfident to an outgoing, engaged and confident girl who discovered she’s a good runner. The practice 5k was her very first ever, and she was surprised with how fast she ran. The Celebratory 5k confirmed that she is a talented runner and can accomplish anything she puts her mind to. She’s already looking forward to joining our GOTR team next year!, ” stated a GOTR Coach.

Coaches do not need to be runners but are required to be a minimum of eighteen years old to serve as an assistant or twenty one years old to serve as a head coach.  All volunteer coaches must complete a background check and attend a training session.

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About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-5th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.  Girls on the Run has served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996.