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Girls on the Run 5K, 8K and Fall Celebration

Saturday, December 13, 2014

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.


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Girls on the RunĀ® is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls. The program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the program are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual, and physical well being.  At Girls on the Run we strive to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk behaviors in the future. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event.  The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.


2014 will mark the third year of the Girls on the Run program in Martinsville and Henry County.  The program started in January 2012 with two sites and three teams (36 girls) and has quickly grown to eight sites and more than ten teams (potential to serve 150 girls) serving Martinsville, Henry County, and Franklin County.  Further expansion is on the horizon.  Join this successful program and catch the running bug.  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends are all encouraged to walk or run the celebratory 5K with their special young lady.

For more details on this incredible program visit us at www.girlsontherunofmhc.org or call 276-647-5678.  The December 13, 2014 evening celebration run is sure to be a memorable event.  Details will be announced closer to the race date.

New Program for Boys, Martinsville YMCA STRIDE!

STRIDE is a ten week interactive curriculum based running program designed to teach boys the important character values of:  Success, Teamwork, Respect, Inspiration, and Determination = Excellence in character all while working towards the goal of participating in the end of season 5K event!

The program cost of $65 includes the ten week program, a STRIDE program shirt, program supplies and entry into the December 13, 2014 celebratory run for both the Strider and his running buddy.  Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.  The 2014 fall season will begin Monday, September 22!  Two teams will be formed, one at Axton Elementary School on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:25 p.m., and the other at the Collinsville YMCA on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

We are seeking dedicated volunteers to form and coach teams.  Please contact Becky Forestier at Becky@martinsvilleymca.com or 276-647-3089 for more information or to volunteer!

December 15, 2012 Reindeer Run

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Girls On The Run:
Becky Forestier - 276-647-3089 - becky@martinsvilleymca.com

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