Girls on the Run coaches needed.

January 24, 2018

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Girls on the Run coaches needed.

Girls on the Run is a national, non-profit program with a mission that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident while using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

This program is offered for girls in third through eighth grades at participating schools. The program runs an hour and a half, two days a week after school for 10 weeks in the spring. Two volunteer coaches are needed for every team of 15 girls.

“Coaches are the heart and soul of the Girls on the Run program, and we are always looking for more people to become a part of this wonderful, inspiring program so that more girls have the opportunity to participate. Coaches are provided with training, a research-based curriculum, and teaching materials. Our coaches come from a variety of backgrounds; parents, teachers, nurses or other community members that value physical fitness. You do not need to be a runner to coach,” states a press release from District #10 Health Department in Hart.

The deadline for schools and coaches to sign up is next Wednesday, Jan. 31. Schools and coaches who wish to become involved in this program should contact Coordinator Karen Ripke at (231) 305-8659 or email at [email protected] For more information, go to www.girlsontherun.org.

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