Girls on the Run ramping up for another great season |

Girls on the Run ramping up for another great season

Angela Aibner Strode
Special to The Citizen Telegram

Registration opens January 20 for Parachute, Rifle, Silt and New Castle.

The program begins the week of Feb. 9.

To learn more about the program, how to volunter or to register, please visit You do not have to be a runner to get involved.

The Girls on the Run program uses an experience-based curriculum which integrates running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The interactive curriculum is fun and challenging, covering meaningful topics such as self-awareness, building healthy relationships, and developing personal strengths while engaging in physical activities. The curriculum also includes lessons specifically devoted to a community service project completed by each team, as well as a fun, non-competitive 5k run open to the community at the end of the 10-week season.

Volunteer coaches are an integral part of the GOTRWC programming. No running experience is required; rather, coaches need only enthusiasm for the curriculum and desire to learn with their team. Coaches also need to commit to two after-school practices per week during the season. Or, if you have the enthusiasm for coaching but not the time, GOTRWC encourages you to sign up as a running buddy. These volunteers can come to one or more practices to run with the girls and encourage them in their growth through the season. Anyone interested in supporting the GOTRWC mission of inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident is welcome.

In Garfield County’s spring season, Girls on the Run programming will be offered at Grand Valley Middle School, Rifle Middle School, Riverside Middle School, Elk Creek Elementary, Graham Mesa Elementary, Highland Elementary, Kathryn Senor Elementary and Wamsley Elementary.

Spring program registration will be open January 20th. The season begins the week of February 9, and culminates in a 5K race for all participants in Grand Junction on May 2nd. Details and registration forms can be found online at The program fee is $50 per participant and includes 20 lessons delivered by trained coaches. Please visit for more information.

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