our curriculum philosophy
Girls on the Run® is . . . a lot more than a running program. We are not your average sports program, or just another fun, after school activity. We have a mission: to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.
To achieve that mission, we have two 10 week, 20-lesson curricula aimed at third through fifth grade girls (Girls on the Run) and one 10 week, 20-lesson curriculum aimed at sixth through eighth grade girls (Girls on Track®). Each lesson in the curricula has specific objectives with “Getting on Board” activities, Warm-ups, Workouts and “Processing” specifically developed to achieve those objectives. The lessons are presented in a particular order to achieve a particular cumulative effect.
Girls on the Run programs are based on activities with specific functions to enhance the learning process.
Each meeting is structured as follows:
To get an idea of what our lessons are like, click here sample lesson.