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Girls on the Run

posted May 31, 2013, 10:36 AM by Unknown user

This is Leicester’s second year participating in GOTR, a national program to: inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Although there is an entrance fee for each girl, the staff is all volunteer. Ms. McGill and Mrs. Hayes plus Ms. Smith from Whiting have assembled a small-school team. Tomorrow is their big 5k race! Kinsey spoke about her experience:

We first started with games, not just running, and each day we had a different lesson. There were life-lessons, like how to say “no” to things like drugs and  keeping fit and eating right. Each time we increased a lap around the field and tried to run 20 minutes but then got up to 40! I am excited about the race. We practiced running three miles and it was hard and really muggy that day. I feel confident. We are only 14 girls but over 1000 will be at the race! Last year some girls wore tutus and wigs to be visible. I really recommend the program even if you don’t like running, you should try it!