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NEW STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT GIRLS ON THE RUN TRANSFORMS YOUNG GIRLS' LIVES

Posted 8/15/2017

A recent independent study provides compelling evidence that Girls on the Run is highly effective at driving transformative and lasting change in the lives of third to fifth grade girls. The program’s intentional curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities. Throughout the course of the ten-week program, girls learn critical life skills including managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others and making intentional decisions. It is the combination of the research-based curriculum, trained coaches and a commitment to serve all girls that sets Girls on the Run apart from other after-school programs.    

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Spring 2017 Celebration 5K Start Line Up

Posted 5/24/2017

On Sunday, May 21, 2017 we celebrated the end of the spring season at Girls on the Run Hampton Roads! 861 girls made up 60 teams from all over Hampton Roads region. Over 200 volunteer coaches proudly gathered with their girls and their running buddies. A large family fun fair consisted of food trucks, happy hair spray stations, face painting, bounce houses, vendors of all sorts and a cape ceremony. WAVY 10 News representatives; Deanna LeBlanc and Lex Gray were there to emcee the event and congratulate each girl as she crossed the finish line! 

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The Hampton Roads Show May 17th

Posted 5/18/2017

Girls on the Run Hampton Roads was proud to appear on The Hampton Roads Show yesterday, May 17, 2017. Growth Cities Program Director, Erin Highton, spoke on behalf of our group. The studio audience was made up of GOTRHR board members, Yazmin McZorn-Hines, Norfolk & Hampton Program Director, New GOTR SoleMate, two GOTR girls from Taylor Bend YMCA and two GOTR Dads! Check out the show here: Girls on the Run Appear on The Hampton Roads Show May 17 2017

 

ELLEN & LAUREN LIVE AT NOON TODAY!

Posted 5/1/2017

Girls on the Run Executive Director Ellen Carver and 5K Director Lauren Logan appeared on 13 News Now Live at Noon today to share details on the Girls on the Run Spring Celebration 5K coming up on Sunday, May 21st. We are thrilled to be hosting again at Virginia Wesleyan College. Family fun festivities are free and begin at noon. 5K starts at 2 pm and that begins at 2 pm. Don't miss out on the most inspirational 5K in the region. Girls from 10 school districts gather to cross the finish line together after our 12-week after school program of youth empowerment. We empower girls in the 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. Watch 13 News Now At Noon Show Here

COOPER HURLEY LAW

Posted 4/14/2017

Thank you to Cooper Hurley for making a donation to Girls on the Run and for visiting the GOTR team at Green Run Elementary! 

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Girls on the Run Selected in Top 10

Posted 4/14/2017

Girls on the Run Selected as Most Influential in Health and Wellness by

National AfterSchool Association. Click here for press release: 

TOP 10 PRESS RELEASE

The Hampton Roads Show

Posted 12/12/2016

Girls on the Run Hampton Roads was thrilled to be featured on The Hampton Roads Show today. 

Coaches and girls from the team at The Williams School represented our council.  Thank you to everyone that made this event possible. 

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Ellen Carver Live At Noon

Posted 12/12/2016

Our Executive Director, Ellen Carver, live on Channel 13 News at Noon last week. Great Job, Ellen! 

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Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads and JPixx to Premiere Short Film

Posted 8/13/2014

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads | (757) 965-9040

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (August 13, 2014) --Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads (GOTRSHR) and Jpixx will premiere a short film on Sunday, August 17 from 1:30-2pm at Virginia MOCA produced to depict the essence and philosophy behind the Girls on the Run® (GOTR) organization. The GOTR mission, to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running,” is illustrated in the 12-minute video that follows a young lady through her adolescence and GOTR participation.

Jpixx, a Virginia Beach digital production boutique specializing in strategic multi-media marketing content led by award-winning filmmaker Jon Abrahams, collaborated with video producer April Campion and GOTRSHR to create an exclusive look into this unique and inspirational non-profit organization. The GOTRSHR program is in 70 schools throughout the South Hampton Roads area and is one of over 200 councils across North America serving more than 130,000 girls.

The short film premiere will begin at 1:30 p.m., preceding the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Family Fest. For details regarding MOCA’s Family Fest, visit http://virginiamoca.org/family-fest-2. For more information regarding the Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads short film premiere and to register for tickets to attend, please visit http://bit.ly/GOTRViewingParty

About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. Life skills are taught through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Follow Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads on Twitter at twitter.com/gotrshr, Facebook at www.facebook.com/gotrshr, Instagram at www.instagram.com/gotrshr  and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/gotrshr.

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Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads Selected for Dick's Sporting Goods Sports Matters Campaign

Posted 4/15/2014

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Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads | (757) 965-9040

Virginia Beach, Va. (April 15, 2014)--Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads (GOTRSHR) has been selected as one of 150 non-profit organizations for Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation's matching grant campaign#SportsMatter. The national sports retailer launched the campaign to award $2 million dollars to teams and organizations across the country in an effort to save youth organizations facing financial challenges.  

GOTRSHR must raise $10,000 in online pledges, also known as crowd funding, towards program scholarships. If that goal is met, Dicks Sporting Goods Foundation will match the $10,000 for a combined total of $20,000 awarded. Funds will support ten Title I area schools participating in the after school program. The "all or nothing" campaign launches on April 17 and ends May 23. 

Donors are asked to visit the Sports Matters fundraising page and pledge any amount using a credit card or debit card. Credit cards will not be charged until May 23 when the campaign ends, and only if the $10,000 goal is met. 

About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. Life skills are taught through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Follow Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads on Twitter at twitter.com/gotrshr, Facebook at www.facebook.com/gotrshr, Instagram at www.instagram.com/gotrshr  and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/gotrshr.

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Obici Healthcare Foundation Seeks One Thousand Healthier Girls

Posted 4/10/2014

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Rebecca Denny Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads | (757) 965-9040 | rebecca@gotrshr.org

Virginia Beach, Va. (August 10, 2014) -- Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads was selected today as a recipient of Obici Healthcare Foundation's most recent grant funding cycle. The youth development organization received $24,960 to expand the program into Suffolk and Isle of Wight. The project, "One Thousand Healthier Girls: An Outreach Initiative in Western Tidewater," aims to increase volunteer participation, secure more program sites and serve 1,000 girls in this specific region by 2024.

Funds will be used to hire a full-time employee to generate awareness of the Girls on the Run program through creative marketing, outreach efforts and site support. Suffolk and Isle of Wight County are currently among the least saturated markets within the Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads council territory.

The mission of the Obici Healthcare Foundation is to improve the health status of the people living in the service area by responding to the medical needs of the indigent and uninsured and by supporting programs which have the primary purpose of preventing illness and disease. The foundation, established in 2006, is governed by an independent board composed of citizens living in the service area of the former Louise Obici Memorial Hospital.

About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. Life skills are taught through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

To start a Girls on the Run site is Suffolk or Isle of Wight, call 757-965-9040. Follow Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads on Twitter at twitter.com/gotrshr, Facebook at www.facebook.com/gotrshr, Instagram at www.instagram.com/gotrshr  and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/gotrshr.

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