Fall Fit Girls Registration Opens September 10 at 8am
The Fit Girls Run Club is an independent running and reading program for Village School girls in 4th, 5th and 6th grades that builds self-esteem and confidence, and helps girls connect with and give back to their community. Girls progress at their own “just right” pace, while also participating in our educational curriculum that includes topics such as goal setting, self-esteem, confidence, teamwork, and more. The program is open and welcoming to all girls and no prior running experience is necessary.
The bulk of the program consists of non-competitive workouts designed to gradually and safely build endurance to run or walk the 5k (3.1 mile) race distance. At the conclusion of the program the girls participate in a 5k as they celebrate both fitness and community. The program also aims to build self-esteem and confidence through the regular group discussions, and promotes supportive and positive relationships among all participants. It is important that all participants are willing to work towards accomplishing a 5k fitness goal! For the program to work, participants need to be excited and motivated. Please have a conversation with your daughter before registering to ensure this is a choice and commitment she would like to make.
- When: The Marblehead group will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45-4:00PM from October 6-November 17. We meet rain or shine. There is no Fit Girls if there is no school. The curriculum and training are much more beneficial and meaningful when girls are committed to attending both days so 2 day participation will be mandatory. If there are more than 3 unexcused absences, future participation will be reviewed.
- Where: We meet in the Village cafeteria and train on the track and on the sidewalks around Village.
- Cost: $60.00 – (for training program, race entry, program supplies and Fit Girls shirt). Please note that scholarships are available. Please contact us at fitgirlsMHD@gmail.com for more information.
Please register online at https://fitgirlsmhd.wufoo.com/forms/2015-fall-village-fit-girls/ Enrollment is expected to fill and is capped for safety and liability. Participation will be capped at 100 after which we will start a waiting list for interested participants No exceptions can be made so register early!
IMPORTANT DATES~Mark your calendars now:
5k Race: Full Hearts 5k at the Village School on November 15 at 9am
Community Service Day: Fit Girls will be collaborating with SPUR (www.spur.community) for a Fit Girls day of service on November 21.
We are seeking volunteers to help as coaches again this season. We ask that coaches commit to attending at a minimum of one day per week but can certainly attend two. A regular schedule ensures we have enough coaches each session to help out. Running experience is not necessary! A required information session for coaches/volunteers will be held the evening of October 1. Please email us if you are able to be involved this session.
For more information, please email us at fitgirlsMHD@gmail.com