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Girls on the Run - DC is the local independent council of Girls on the Run International (GOTRI) which provides girls in grades 3-8 in Washington, D.C., with an experiential learning program that pairs a character development curriculum with running instruction. Girls on the Run – DC offers two programs, one for girls in grades 3-5 called Girls on the Run, and one for girls in grades 6-8 called Girls on Track. Girls on the Run meets twice a week after school and provides an opportunity for girls to discuss relevant issues amongst peers and friends, from peer pressure to bullying, body image to healthy relationships and healthy living. Girls on Track continues with these lessons, focusing on the more mature issues the girls encounter in middle school and beyond. In both programs, the girls set goals and challenge themselves physically as they prepare for a 5K race, which takes place at session’s end at Anacostia Park.

For more information, contact:
Girls on the Run-DC
1200 18th St, NW, Suite 700 
Washington, DC 20036 
443-223-3356

Support for the WAMU 88.5 Community Minute is provided by the Meyer Foundation.




 

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