Remington Elementary School Girls on the Run

    This rewarding program is designed for girls in third through fifth grade. Each lesson throughout our season focuses on building self-esteem and celebrating how strong each individual is, as well as, empowering the girls for situations that they may encounter both in and out of school. In addition to these life lessons, the girls train for a 5K. So, if you want to see how powerful girls and running are, feel free to register for the 5K or come cheer us on! We'd love to have you! Also, if you have any questions regarding the program or the 5K, you can contact Heather Reading.


    When: Monday and Wednesday from 3:15pm-4:15pm
    Where: Remington Elementary
    Who: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls
    Cost: $95
    Deadline: September 9th

    Be a part of the fun…Join us at Girls on the Run! Calling all 3rd- 5th grade girls. Come be a part of the fun! Join us at Girls on the Run!

    So… What is Girls on the Run?

    Stretch yourself – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. Girls will be inspired to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan. This program promotes individual achievement and self –confidence. Girls gain self-esteem and learn healthy lifestyle habits while training for a 5K run/walk race.

    Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls stay out of the “Girl Box” – a place where girls are valued more for their outward appearance than their character inside. We are working to reduce at-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, and poor nutrition.

    What if I don’t like to run?

    We use the term “running” loosely – girls can run, hop, skip, speed walk or dance towards their goals. The lessons promote self-challenge instead of competition; self-worth instead of societal worth; and cooperation instead of rivalry.

    Our goals for each girl are to:

    • Understand her place in the community.
    • Have strong sense of identity.
    • Learn how to give and receive support in a group.
    • Learn to stand up for herself in a healthy manner.
    • Have an improved body image.
    • Complete a 5K run/walk event in the community.

    Online registration starts February 6th.

    Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15. Practice begins the week of March 6th and runs through the week of May 15th. Registration is $95.

    Go to or to learn more about this program or contact Heather Reading at

  • Heather Reading
    Girls on the Run Coordinator
    Office: 719.495.1149, ext 6348