We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
on the Run® 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.
2013 will mark the second 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. Our fall 5K Reindeer run saw 220 plus participants of all ages and both
genders. 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.
more details on this incredible program visit us at www.girlsontherunofmhc.org
276-647-5678. The December 14, 2013 celebration run will be held at the Martinsville Speedway -- this is sure to be a memorable event. The race beings at 9:00 a.m. and the fee is $25 for single runners or $35 for the stroller division until November 29. The cost is $30 and $45 from November 30 through race day. There is no shirt guarantee after November 29. Your race entry fee includes a t-shirt, on-course aid stations, a goody bag, finisher's awards for all and post race food. Awards will be given to the overall male and female runners, and in male and female age groups. Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, December 13 from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Martinsville YMCA and beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race day at the speedway.