Girls on the Run®

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Project Description

Volunteer for Rapid City EmBe 5K
BECOME A GOTR COACH
Allison Sinning Portrait

INFORMATION

For more information or questions please contact Allison Sinning at (605) 681-8328 or asinning@embe.org.

Jasmina Nelson Portrait

INFORMATION

For more information or questions, please contact Jasmina Nelson at (605) 681-8329 or jnelson@embe.org.

TESTIMONIALS

“To me, Girls on the Run gives me confidence and helps me know that I can do it no matter what I am going through.”

-GOTR PARTICIPANT

“Girls on the Run means to me to be myself and to strengthen my confidence.”

-GOTR PARTICIPANT

“Being a Girls On The Run coach brings incredible joy to my life. It breaks me out of my routine, getting me up and moving! The curriculum is impactful, and being an example of positivity and motivation is essential to me. And let’s be honest, I need to hear the lesson content just as much as my girls!”

-GOTR COACH

Girls on the Run is so much more than running! We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident by using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run strives to help every girl activate her limitless potential and ensure that she is free to pursue her dreams boldly.

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based, positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grades. Meeting in small teams, trained volunteer coaches inspire girls to build confidence and other essential life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity. Our lessons focus on building girls’ social, emotional, and physical skills while encouraging healthy habits for life. Each season ends with a joyful, non-competitive, celebratory 5K event. This culmination gives girls a tangible sense of accomplishment and the confidence to be the author of their own stories.

Girls on the Run of South Dakota is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.

MISSION: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

VISION: We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

CORE VALUES: Girls on the Run honors its core values.

We strive to:

  • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
  • Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
  • Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
  • Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  • Stand up for ourselves and others

Girls on the Run comprises over 200 councils across the United States and Canada. We want girls to have the opportunity to participate in Girls on the Run wherever they live.

*We are currently working on confirming sites for the Fall 2022 Girls on the Run season. Please check back in mid-May for an updated list which will continue to update through August. Fall registration will open in early July.

Are you interested in bringing Girls on the Run to your school or community? Please contact the Council Director, Allison Sinning, at asinning@embe.org.

Become a Girls on the Run Coach!

Each season, Girls on the Run has a dynamic group of coaches that volunteer their time to guide and mentor girls so that they are prepared to become happy, healthy, self-confident adolescents and adults, helping every girl activate her limitless potential.

Each team consists of 6 to 16 girls that meet after school around 3:00 or 3:30 pm. The GOTR team meets twice a week throughout the season. Each team will have 4 – 6 coaches to lead the girls, with a minimum of two coaches at each practice. Coaches lead the team through a comprehensive, interactive, fun curriculum. All materials are provided.  You can help bring this program to happen and invest in a girl’s life!

GOTR Coach Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Interest in mentoring girls and being a positive role
  • Can commit to one 75 minute practice a week
  • Complete National Coach Training (either in-person or online)
    You do not need to be a runner to coach a GOTR team!

Spring 2022 EmBe 5K

Each season comes to an end with a joyful and fun non-competitive 5K. The EmBe 5K celebrates and reinforces important lessons. It’s the capstone achievement for participating in the program and gives them a tangible sense of healthy goal setting and success.

If you would like to run the race with your GOTR girls or run as a community member, please register for your desired race. There is a small fee for the race to help support EmBe’s programs – $15 for adults (13 years old and older) and $10 for youth (12 years old and younger). Race day information will be sent out a week before the race.

Mitchell 5K will be held at LB Williams Elementary on May 7th at 9:30am with warmups beginning at 9:10am

Register as a community/support runner!

Sioux Falls 5K will be held at Yankton Trail Park on May 14th at 9:30am with warmups beginning at 9:10am

Register as a community/support runner!

Rapid City 5K will be held at Founders Park on May 21st at 9:30am with warmups beginning at 9:10am

Register as a community/support runner!

Local Sponsors

EmBe is proud to partner with the United Way, the Presentation Sisters, Sammons Financial, First Premier Bank Card and Sanford Health to bring Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole to our community.  Over 1500 girls locally participate in Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole each year thanks to the generosity of these partners.

National Sponsors

Girls on the Run International is proud to partner with Cigna, Gamma Phi Beta, Caribou Coffee, Justice, Tupperware Brands and Adidas as we work to deliver life-changing programs to more than 120,000 girls each year.  These companies are vital to advancing our mission and provide financial, in-kind and volunteer support while leveraging their brand’s assets to raise awareness about the program across North America.

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