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October 24, 2013

Girls on the Run®

EXETER – In spring 2013, Girls on the Run NH experienced a 63 percent growth from spring 2012. It is expected that this large jump in participation will only continue to increase in 2014.

Girls on the Run is a youth development program that combines an interactive curriculum with running to address the physical, emotional, mental and social well-being of pre-teen girls. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors. The participants, who work with volunteer coaches for 10 weeks, train for a celebratory 5k at the end of each season.

Site applications are currently being accepted for spring 2014. In order for a site to be approved, they must provide a minimum of two volunteer coaches, a safe outdoor running space and an indoor classroom or gym to gather in during inclement weather. All new coaches will participate in a new coach training prior to the spring season.

To learn more about the program and to submit a site application, visit the website: www.girlsontherunnh.org. For additional information, contact Betsy Cissel at betsy.cissel@girlsontherun.org.

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