Friday, May 3, 2013

I'm Running as a Girls on the Run SoleMate

I am running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon as a Girls on the Run SoleMate benefiting Girls on the Run Magee's Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

Last spring I had the opportunity to serve as Girls on the Run coach at my school.  It was such an empowering and rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a non-profit organization that "inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running."

Coaches teach a 10-12 week curriculum that focuses on body image, self-esteem, relational aggression, nutrition,  wellness and other topics relavent to adolescent girls. All of the activities have a component of physical activity or running. The Girls on the Run program culminates with a 5K event.


To learn more about Girls on the Run check out the Girls on the Run website and watch the video below!


I would love to answer questions you may have about hosting a Girls on the Run program or any other specific questions. I plan to do a follow up post about running the Pittsburgh half marathon as a SoleMate and answer your questions about Girls on the Run.

Have you hosted a Girls on the Run program at your school?

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Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Connect with Danielle via emailTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogle+, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.



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