LAS VEGAS (August 2020) – For the first time, Girls on the Run (GOTR) Las Vegas launches a completely virtual program for girls in grades 3 through 8 for the Fall 2020 season. Registration is now open for the eight-week program, which begins the week of Sept. 21.
Each year, more than 600 girls across the Las Vegas valley participate in the GOTR program, which delivers a season-long, experienced-based curriculum designed to develop friendship and strength, as well as emotional and spiritual health, in young girls—all while integrating running.
“With in-person school and other activities curtailed due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever for kids to stay connected,” said Kate McLaughlin, executive director, GOTR Las Vegas. “Our virtual curriculum, which is geared not only toward the common goal of completing a 5K, but also fostering confidence and emotional health, provides a great resource during these challenging times.”
GOTR participants meet virtually twice a week after school for 40-minute sessions conducted by trained GOTR coaches along with a 20-minute workout program to be completed individually. Registration includes the evidence-based curriculum provided by Girls on the Run International, a bound journal for weekly check-ins, a program t-shirt, water bottle and entry into the 5K. Unique this year, the end-of-season 5K will culminate with a socially-distanced or virtual team 5K with staggered start times for each girl and her running buddy. Adjustments to the end-of-season 5K will be made based on current health and safety guidelines.
Girls in grades 3 through 8 can select and register online for a team at nearly 20 participating virtual sites. Each team has a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 girls.
Fall 2020 registration costs $125 per girl, with discounted pricing based on household income and full scholarships available for those who need it. Discounted pricing is offered within the registration process. For more details about the season, visit https://girlsontherunlv.org/Program-Registration.
Online registration for girls and running buddies takes place here and ends Sept. 25.