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Girls on the Run Atlanta (GOTR) is a fun afterschool program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Girls meet twice each week for 90 minutes to prepare to run a 5K while learning life skills and strategies: how to stand up for themselves and others, manage emotions, find and offer help, choose healthy foods, make intentional decisions, set goals, resolve conflict, care for themselves, choose healthy relationships, set boundaries and overcome obstacles. At the end of the season, program participants complete a celebratory 5K with hundreds of other girls from across metro Atlanta. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia (KPGA) are proud to support the GOTR program through the inaugural Westside Trail Community Health Grant program.
This spring, GOTR will organize more than 125 teams throughout Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett Counties. Lottery registration is open now through January 17th; registration continues through February 14th for teams that are not full. Through a partnership with GOTR and Atlanta Public Schools, ABP and KPGA will provide financial support to three teams running on the Westside Trail this spring. Girls at Brown Middle School, M. Agnes Jones Elementary School and KIPP STRIVE Primary School will participate at no cost and also receive free running shoes and healthy snacks at each lesson.
To register your girl for Girls on the Run, learn more, or donate to this remarkable organization, please visit www.girlsontherunatlanta.org.
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