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Girls on the Run sessions are held over a 10 week period in the Fall and Spring. The program meets two days a week for 75 - 90 minutes. Girls on the Run serves girls in 3rd-5th grade and Heart & Sole serves girls in 6th-8th grade.

All girls are encouraged to join the program regardless of previous running experience and level of physical fitness. Over the course of 10-weeks, the girls are adequately trained to complete a 5K (3.1 miles) run, however, we are not just a running club. Running is the tool used to teach girls important and essential life skills, and an appreciation of health and fitness is incorporated into each practice. At our core, we are a non-competitive character development program designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. 

The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.  Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them.  Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships.  And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world through a team-developed community service project.

Registration Details

  • Online registration for the Spring 2018 season opens December 18, 2017.
  • Practices begin January 31, 2018 for sites with Monday practices and February 6, 2018 for sites with Tuesday practices. The season lasts 10 weeks and ends with a celebratory 5K  at AC Steere Park on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
  • Program cost for the season: $150
  • Scholarships and financial aid are available. Please contact us at 318-425-9336 for more information. 
  • During the season each girl will receive: 2 Girls on the Run t-shirts (one program shirt + one 5K shirt), a Girls on the Run water bottle, a 5K race bag, automatic registration for our end-of-season 5K, a 5K finishers' medal, healthy snacks at practice.

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Girls on the Run Program (3rd - 5th Grade):

AC Steere Elementary Details

Address: 4009 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105

Eden Gardens Magnet Elementary Details

Address: 626 Eden Blvd Shreveport, LA 71106

JS Clark Elementary Details

Address: 351 Hearne Avenue Shreveport, LA 71103

YMCA BHP Billiton Details

Address: 3455 Knight Street Shreveport, LA 71105

Heart & Sole Program (6th - 8th Grade):

Youree Middle School Details

Address: 6008 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105