Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in third through eighth grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. 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.
Girls on the Run of Central Iowa serves Polk, Dallas, Madison, Warren, Story, Boone, Greene, Carroll, Clarke, Lucas, Hamilton, Webster, Marshall and Lee Counties and is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 225 councils across the United States and Canada.