Registration for the Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio fall season is open through Aug. 29. For more information or to register, visit www.gotrNEO.org.
The program is offered each spring and fall throughout Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties. Enrollment is limited to 15 girls per team and financial aid for registration costs is available.
Now celebrating its 20th year, Girls on the Run is an international non-profit program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using curriculum that integrates confidence-building, community service and physical activity.
"Female adolescence is an especially difficult time period for any girl, no matter her background," says Robyn Cutler, director for Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio. "Girls can struggle with life's challenges, losing sight of who they are or how they fit in. We can help provide the tools to embrace their individual strengths."
Teams begin meeting the week of Sept. 12 for 10 weeks. The season then culminates in an un-timed 5k for the girls, coaches and family members Nov. 13.