Girls on the Run DFW Fall 2014 5k
The Girls on the Run Fall 2014 5k, taking place at William Blair Park in South Dallas, is to help raise money to help young girls and to kick off healthy eating in an area where an urban farm is being planted this spring.
Over a period of 12 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.
The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.
Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event.
Anyone who can’t run on event day but would like to support Girls on the Run can sign-up to be a Virtual Runner. All Virtual Runners will also receive gloves and a bib.