Girls on Track Race to the FinishPosted January 4th, 2011 by staff
Girls on Track, a running and personal development program for 6th-8th grade girls, is part of a national program, Girls on the Run, that is delivered by KidSpirit in the College of Health & Human Science at Oregon State University. The mission of the program is “to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.”
Participants train with college student coaches and mentors over several months in order to run a 5K (3.1 miles), as well as take part in a self-confidence boosting curriculum on healthy lifestyle choices. The final race pairs each novice runner with a Running Buddy who provides encouragement and support.
The Girls on Track program concluded a successful fall season with a final race held on November 21st. Over 25 runners participated, each with a Running Buddy, and were treated to complimentary post-race massages by sponsor Heresco Chiropractic. The winter and spring seasons of Girls on the Run and Girls on Track start soon – what better way to start the New Year off right!