Girls on the Run York County
We’d like to thank all the girls, running buddies, coaches, family and friends that celebrated each girl’s success at this year’s Fall 2013 Session 5K Race at Cousler Park. Despite the cold temperatures, everyone had a great time. The girls really shined as they ran their 5K, fulfilling the goals each one set at the beginning of the session. Remember: The finish line is just the beginning.The girls can utilize the positive tools they learned throughout their lifetimes.
5K Race Results
Based on the information we received at the end of the race, we have compiled the following results to the best of our abilities. Please accept our apologies for any omitted information and inaccuracies that may have resulted. We will work to improve this in the future at all our races. Again, our congratulations to each girl. We are proud of each of you. Thank you also to each coach and running buddy and to family and friends for supporting Girls on the Run.
We want as many girls as possible from across York County to benefit from this interactive, life-inspiring program. Here’s the latest news!
Session t-shirt; 5K race registration, medals, lesson supplies (such as liability insurance for the girls’ protection, CPR/First Aid certified coaches, GOTR curriculum, lesson materials, and an end-of-season celebration.
Fees may vary per site if a specific site has received individual grant/donation monies.
Interested in your school participating? Being a volunteer?
To volunteer or become a coach, please complete the Volunteer Information Form.
Fall 2013 Partnering Schools include:
Spring 2013 Girls on the Run Participants
"Girls on the Run taught me to respect and believe in myself!" -GOTR Participant, Spring 2012
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Mission & Objective
Mission: To educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.
Objective: Girls on the Run of YWCA York in York, PA is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 160 locations across the United States and Canada. Our objective is to reduce the potential display of at-risk activities among its participants. The goal is fewer adolescent pregnancies and eating disorders, less depression and suicidal attempts, as well as fewer substance/ alcohol abuse problems and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
Academic evaluations of the program show a statistically significant improvement in body image, eating attitudes, and self-esteem.
Evidence also indicates an improved sense of identity and an increasingly active lifestyle for program participants.
GOTR York is always looking to expand and for passionate and dedicated head and assistant coaches! GOTR will provide all necessary training and coaching materials. You do not have to be a runner to be a coach! For further questions regarding the program please contact Council Director, Tara Neff or Program Coordinator, Dorothy English. Solemates
SoleMates is the adult running charity leg of Girls on the Run. SoleMates are a team of male or female athletes who pursue independent goals, such as running a race of any distance, to raise money for local Girls on the Run chapters. Sign up to run, walk, or bike in the event of your choice and raise money for Girls on the Run of York, which receives 100% of the funds your raise for scholarships for girls in York County.
As a SoleMate you, you will pay $26 to register and then agree to raise a minimum of $262 on or before 30 days after completing the race of your choice. If you do not raise the $262 you will be personally responsible for this amount. Participants must sign up for their chosen event independently.
Special Thanks to our and Fall 2013 Local Donors:
· Duncan-Nulph Hearing Associates
· A Loving Grandmother
· Phillips financial Services, Inc.
· Seeds to Grow
· Shallow Brook Intermediate School
· Spring Grove Intermediate School
· Wellsville Elementary School