Girls on the Run

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Girls on the Run Fall 2020 Registration


What is Heart & Sole?

The Girls on the Run program for middle school girls, Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond.

The Heart & Sole curriculum was developed by Girls on the Run International to meet the unique needs of middle school girls. Rich with themes girls can relate to, the curriculum addresses the whole girl – body, brain, heart, spirit and social connection – and builds important life skills.

Heart & Sole is accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level and considers the range of ages and varied experiences of middle school students. Physical activity is a core element of the program and includes strength and conditioning appropriate for this age group. The season concludes with the Girls on the Run 5k, a celebratory event that underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring they’ve been developing in the program and gives them a tangible sense of goal setting and achievement.

When are practices?

Practices are after school on [DAY OF WEEK] beginning [MONTH] [DD] and run through [MONTH] [DD]. (Dates are subject to change.) For practice, students will meet in the Commons, practice will end at 4:30 PM. 

The $170 program cost includes practices, entry into a 5k at the end of the program, and a Heart & Sole t-shirt. Please contact Cathie Nicholson at or 303-946-2332 for more information on scholarship opportunities.

Adult volunteer coaches are needed to help the program be successful! Interested? Please contact Cathie Nicholson.

What do we know about Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole's effects?

The latest national program evaluation of Girls on the Run shows that it transforms young girls's lives:

  • 97 percent of girls said they learned critical life skills at Girls on the Run that they are using at home, at school and with their friends.

  • 7 out of 10 girls who improved from pre-season to post-season sustained improvements in competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, or physical activity beyond the season’s end.

  • Girls in Girls on the Run were significantly more likely than girls in physical education or organized sports programs to learn and use life skills, including managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others and making intentional decisions.

  • Girls who were the least active before Girls on the Run increased their physical activity level by 40 percent from pre-season to post-season and maintained this increased level beyond the program’s end.


Who do I contact for more information?

For more information, including on program scholarships, please contact Cathie Nicholson at or 303-946-2332.

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