Girls Running Strong strives to impact the lives of young girls by providing an opportunity for goal achievement and a healthy lifestyle through the sport of running, preparing them with the confidence, self-respect and inner strength to conquer the challenges of growing up and achieve success throughout their lives.
Eight week 5k training program: Girls Running Strong is an 8 week running/fitness program for girls ages 9-13 culminating with the completion of a 5k (3.1miles) race. Girls will learn the basics of running, how to set and achieve goals, proper nutrition, team building and leadership skills, as well as the importance of a good attitude, healthy lifestyle and positive self-body image. The program meets two times per week and incorporates eight weekly character attribute lessons with specific goal setting activities.
Each practice will consist of a warm up, stretching, work out, reflection and instruction, strength exercises, and an after work-out snack. The first four weeks of training will consist of helping the girls to gradually build up their endurance. The next 2 weeks will focus on maintaining that endurance while including strength, hill work, and core exercises, the final 2 weeks will include a focus on learning how to pace, change speed, and improve form. Girls do not need to have any prior experience with running or cardio programs. This program is intended for the beginner or intermediate.
Every week girls will have the opportunity to take on leadership roles, exercise team building skills, set both short term and long term goals, and of course have FUN....all while getting great workout!
Event details and schedule
Practices are held 2 days per week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 - 4:30pm. We meet in the parking lot just south of LR Green Elementary School located at 3315 Las Palmas Ave. Escondido which is adjacent to Kit Carson Park.
We will participate in the Beach and Bay 5k on Saturday April 18th in Mission Bay, San Diego. Registration for this race is paid separately. Girls Running Strong Awards will be held Monday April 20th.