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Girls on the Run Vermont participant registration is open

Girls on the Run Vermont’s registration for its spring program is now open statewide. GOTR is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires students in grades 3-8 to be joyful, healthy, and confident. 

The 10-week program incorporates movement to empower participants to develop critical life skills, build confidence, cultivate positive connections with peers, manage their emotions, and stand up for themselves and others. 

Volunteer coaches utilize a research-based curriculum to engage teams of girls in fun, interactive lessons that foster the social, emotional, and physical wellbeing of participants. 

The spring season begins the week of March 18 statewide. Teams meet twice a week for 90 minutes and the program culminates with all teams participating in one of two noncompetitive, celebratory 5K events in Essex at the Champlain Valley Expo (June 1) and Manchester at the Manchester Recreation Fields (June 8).

These events bring together family, friends, and community members to celebrate the participants’ growth throughout the season.

Girls on the Run Vermont is an independent and 501 (c)(3) recognized council of Girls on the Run International (GOTRI), which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States. Since 1999, Girls on the Run Vermont has empowered approximately 38,000 Vermont girls grades 3-8 to develop physical, emotional, and social wellbeing through an after-school program delivered in communities throughout the state.

The program fee for the spring 2024 season is $130 and financial aid is available to those who need it. The program fee includes registration and activities for the end of season 5K event, a program t-shirt, personal journal to use throughout the season, cinch sack, water bottle and more.

With trained coaches ready to empower these participants, Girls on the Run (grades 3-5) and Heart & Sole (grades 6-8) are currently set to take place at the following sites:

Rutland: Barstow Memorial, Benson Village School, Castleton Elementary School, Currier Memorial School, Fair Haven Grade School, Mettawee Community School, Neshobe School, Rutland Town School, Shrewsbury Mountain School, Tinmouth Elementary, Wallingford Elementary School, Wells Village School. 

Windsor County: Chester Andover Elementary School, Ottauquechee School, Rochester Elementary, Stockbridge Elementary, South Royalton Elementary School, Woodstock Elementary School.

For more information, visit: gotrvt.org.

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