Friday, September 23, 2016

Registration Update

Our fall program has reached capacity.  We are so grateful for the continued support and interest in the Fit Girls program at Village.  However, for safety reasons and to best provide the most effective program, we are not able to accommodate everyone who wishes to participate this fall.  

If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email us at and we will be in touch if a spot becomes available.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Registration this Morning

Good morning, Fit Girls!

Registration will begin around 9am this morning.  Be sure to carefully read the registration form and be sure your daughter is interested in participating before signing her up.  The registration link is in the post immediately following this one.

If you choose "Pay By Check," please mail payment to be received NO LATER than 9/26/16 to:
Seaside Run Club/Fit Girls
PO Box 228
Marblehead, MA  01945

Also, PLEASE DO NOT CALL VILLAGE SCHOOL WITH QUESTIONS!  We are working on our own phone number, but currently email is the quickest way to get a response.  Thank you!  We are excited to get running on September 27!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Village School Fall Fit Girls Details

Fit Girls Run Club Fall 2016 session is starting soon!
Registration opens on September 19

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 September 27-November 15.  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:       $75.00 – (for training program, race entry, program supplies and Fit Girls shirt).  Please note that scholarships are available. Please contact us at for more information.

Please register online at Enrollment is expected to fill and is capped for safety and liability. If we reach our cap, 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 on November 13 at 9am at the Village School

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!   Please email us if you are able to be involved this session.

Please visit www.fitgirlsrunclubmarblehead.blogspot for more information, or email us at

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fit Girls Gear: Spring 2016

We are pleased to announce we will have some Spring/Summer Fit Girls gear available for sale for anyone that is interested.  Show your Fit Girl pride in the warm weather in our new burnout tanks available for $20!



To place an order, go to
Payments must be received prior to order deadline.  Tanks will be ready approximately 10 days after the final order is placed.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring 2016 information

Registration for our Spring 2016 season will begin at 9am on April 1!  We are ready to get going on our FIFTH year at the Village School and look forward to another fun, rewarding, healthy season! 

The program will run from April 26-June 7.  The program trains the Fit Girls to complete a 5k race at the conclusion of the program, and includes reading and community service as part of the curriculum. The program will begin Tuesday, April 26 and will  meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-4:00pm.  Participation on both days is required as the curriculum and training is much more beneficial and effective when there is a commitment to both days.  There is no Fit Girls if there is no school or a half day, and we will meet RAIN or SHINE.

Participation in Fit Girls involves running/walking at each session. It is important the girls who participate are willing to work toward that fitness goal so please have a conversation with your daughter about her willingness and desire to sign up to ensure she is excited about the program, and to ensure this a a choice and commitment she would like to make!  Girls should be committed to fully participating to the best of their own individual ability each week.  For the program to be beneficial, it's important for the girls to be vested in putting forth their best selves in both the running and curriculum pieces of the program.

We will be drawing up a contract with the girls the first week regarding effort, participation, preparation and behavior during Fit Girls so expectations are clear for Fit Girls, parents, and volunteer coaches.

Fit Girls needs active and enthusiastic parents to help on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.  Our group size is dependent on the number of volunteers we have for safety reasons.  Parent volunteers may be asked to lead group conversations, take attendance or monitor early dismissal/late runners, act as a partner during practice, supervise/monitor Fit Girls runs, etc.  All volunteers must have an up to date CORI form and fingerprinting on file, and commit to attending throughout the season.  Prior running experience is not required...only a commitment to the Fit Girls MHD mission!  Volunteers are asked to commit to attending at least one day per week, maintaining a consistent and regular schedule (i.e., attending every Tuesday for 6 weeks).  Please let us know if you have any questions!

The Fit Girls will participate in the 5th Annual Run for the Fund that starts and finishes at Devereux Beach.  The race will be held on Sunday, June 5 at 9am.  Please mark your calendars now!

Enrollment is expected to fill and is capped for safety and liability.  If registration fills, we will start a waiting list for interested participants.  No exceptions can be made so please register early!  The registration fee is $75.  Scholarships are available.  Please contact us at for more information.

T-Shirt Sizing
Please use the attached chart to choose the correct sizing for your daughter's Fit Girls shirt.  We order based on the size chosen during registration and therefore exchanges can be difficult!  Please note there is an XS available that is not included in the sizing chart.  It is safe to assume that the A-Width is 13".

To register:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring 2016 Volunteers Needed

Spring Fit Girls season is just around the corner!  Without the time and energy of our parent volunteers, Fit Girls is not possible, so we are beginning our recruitment for the coming season.   Volunteers assist with small group discussions and helping to coach the running groups, though no experience is necessary!  All you need is some excitement about what Fit Girls brings to our girls!  We ask that volunteer coaches commit to a minimum of one day per week, attending the same day each of the 6 weeks of the program.  Having a set schedule allows us the opportunity to plan discussion groups and training groups and most importantly, to know we have enough adults each day to run a safe and effective program.

We will begin this session on April 26 and will run until June 7.  The Run for the Fund is our goal race, which will be held on June 5 at 9am.  If you can volunteer, please complete the following link as soon as possible.  The number of volunteers we have is directly correlated to the number of girls that can participate so it’s important for us to get our volunteers lined up in advance of registration.

All volunteers must have completed CORI and fingerprinting complete prior to the session beginning.

To register to volunteer, please complete the following form: