Girls on the Run Greater Boston (GOTRGB) announced the launch of its Fall 2020 season, ensuring that Boston area girls can stay active and healthy during the pandemic. Twice weekly, small teams of girls in grades 3-8 are led by trained coaches through the research-based curriculum that uses running and other physical activities to build girls’ confidence, connection, and resilience.
Girls who want to enroll but who do not have a site in their community can still do so virtually. GOTRGB has created virtual teams so that all girls anywhere in the Boston area can register to participate, regardless of school district or financial circumstances.
For the 2020-2021 school year, GOTRGB is offering a flexible programming model with virtual options to accommodate the changing and unpredictable school year due to the pandemic. Registration for the season is open at girlsontherunboston.org/register-now
If schools and sites are able to meet in person, GOTR afterschool programming will take place in person with strict adherence to safety measures set forth by public health authorities, including physical distancing modifications. For schools and sites operating virtually, GOTR will be run by trained coaches in a safe virtual space, with lessons that mirror in-person Girls on the Run sessions. Virtual programs will include physical activity and social-emotional learning, providing girls with an opportunity to build meaningful connections with their peers and caring adult role models.
“Our staff and coaches are ready to bring critical social-emotional programming to greater Boston girls at a time when they need it the most,” said Kate Yenrick, Community Engagement Manager. “We have adapted based on the recommendations of local health officials and decisions of local governments and school districts. Our virtual program options will make it possible for all girls to stay active despite the pandemic.”
Girls on the Run Greater Boston is an independent nonprofit organization affiliated with Girls on the Run International, which has 200 chapters across the United States and has served over 2 million girls in its 24-year history. Through more than 120 sites across the Greater Boston area, GOTRGB has served more than 6,000 girls since it was founded in 2010.