Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run
Posted on 02/20/2020

Girls on the Run is getting started for the Spring 2020 season at Emma Elementary.  Interested girls in third and fourth grades can register online at or see Ms. Flattery for a paper registration form.

All interested girls need to register by February 20.  The registration fee is determined using on a sliding scale, and no girl will be turned away based on lack of funding.

Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible, and teaching girls that they can.

This year's Girls on the Run team at Emma Elementary School has been organized by Ms. Flattery.  Meetings will begin after school on 2 March and will end on 18 May.  The big 5K event will be held at the Asheville Outlet Malls on 17 May 2020.