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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using fun, experience-based curricula that creatively integrates running. It is a physical activity-based positive youth development program designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. The program’s intentional curriculum places an emphasis on the development of competence,
confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls. Trained, caring, and qualified coaches deliver the life skills curriculum during out-of-school times by guiding small teams of girls through twice-a-lessons that promote social-emotional learning concurrently with physical activity. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and completing a celebratory, non-competitive 5K event.

Girls on the Run programs are offered for girls in 3rd-8th grades. The Girls on the Run program is for girls in 3rd-5th grade and the Heart & Sole program (also offered through our organization) is offered to 6th-8th grade girls.

Practices happen twice a week for 90 minutes. Our season is due to start towards the end of March and end in the beginning of June. It runs for 8 weeks. The times of practice need to be during daylight hours and usually happen during the after school hours.

GOTR will take place outside at the Chestnut Hill Community School track in Belchertown. 

Cost- $155 per person with an option to pay on a sliding scale.  Financial assistant is available 

GOTR staff are volunteer and completely background checked and trained.  Please contact GOTR if you are interested in volunteering for this program. 

To register, please visit
For information and to volunteer please contact
Molly Hoyt, program director, , 413-320-1845

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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