Girls on the Run of Central Virginia

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Year Founded:
2005
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Mary Hansen
Main Address:
1713 12th Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501

What We Do

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Interesting Info

We have served over 10,000 girls since 2005.
Girls' self-confidence begins to drop by age 9. 50% of girls ages 10-13 experience bullying and name calling and physical activity levels decline at age 10.
We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

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