greater kalamazoo girls on the run
The Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run is an affiliate council of Girls on the Run International, founded in 1996, by Molly Barker, a visionary, Ironman triathlete. Today, there are over 186 chapters across the U.S. & Canada, with new locations added each year.
Girls on the Run is a life-changing, non-profit prevention program that uses the power of running to help girls in 3rd through 8th grade develop self-respect and value a healthy lifestyle. Our curricula address the development of the whole girl - her physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being. The program combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) running event with healthy living education. The curricula empower girls with a greater sense of self-awareness, a sense of achievement and a foundation in team building, as well as a commitment to enhancing their communities, all of which help them become, strong contented and self-confident women.
Communities In Schools Kalamazoo serves as the fiduciary for the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run.