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Project Description

Fall 2021 GOTR Registration is now open!

Important Information about participating schools:

Many school districts are still finalizing policies and plans for the upcoming academic year around COVID-19. If your school is currently not listed in the registration it does not necessarily mean they are not having GOTR this Fall. We may be waiting for confirmation from the school.  Please see the “LOCATIONS” tab under the video on this page for the current list of schools confirmed for the Fall 2021 GOTR season. Thank you for you for your patience!!

BECOME A GOTR COACH! Click here to apply for our Fall 2021 season!

INFORMATION

For more information or questions please contact Allison Sinning at 605.681.8328 or asinning@embe.org.

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

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

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based, positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grades. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K run. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run of Sioux Falls 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 is currently comprised of 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.

Many school districts are still finalizing policies and plans for the upcoming academic year around COVID-19. If your school is currently not listed in the registration it does not necessarily mean they are not having GOTR this Fall. We may be waiting for confirmation from the school. 

Fall 2021 GOTR Sites:
Brookings – Hillcrest Elementary
Brookings – Camelot Intermediate
Chester Elementary
Dell Rapids Elementary
DeSmet – Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary
Harrisburg – Freedom Elementary
Platte-Geddes Elementary
SFCS – Holy Spirit Elementary
SF – All City Elementary
SF – Anne Sullivan Elementary
SF – Harvey Dunn Elementary
SF – Hayward Elementary
SF – Eugene Field Elementary
SF – John Harris Elementary
SF – Lowell Elementary
SF – Pettigrew Elementary
SF – Sonia Sotomayor Elementary
SF – Susan B. Anthony Elementary
Slayton – Murray County Central Elementary
Sturgis Elementary
Tri-Valley Elementary
Vermillion – Jolley Elementary
West Lyon Elementary School
Winner Elementary

If you are 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!

Girls on the Run strives to help every girl activate her limitless potential and ensure that she is free to boldly pursue her dreams. You can help make this possible by becoming a GOTR Coach and making an investment in the life of a girl! 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.

Each team consists of 6 to 15 girls that meet afterschool 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.  It’s our volunteers that bring this program to 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
  • Able to complete National Coach Training (either in-person or online)
    **You do not need to be a runner to coach a GOTR team!

To become a GOTR Coach, click here for our New Coach Application for Fall 2021!

Contact Allison at asinning@embe.org if you have any questions!

More details about our Fall 2021 5K coming soon!!

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.

Camp GOTR will return in Summer 2022!

Camp registration for summer 2022 will open in mid-February!

Camp GOTR combines everything that makes the Girls on the Run program effective with all the fun of camp! During the 4-day camp, rising 3rd – 5th grade girls will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts and crafts and storytelling. Led by qualified Girls on the Run coaches, Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for all girls, including girls with a disability, to develop self-confidence, have fun with friends, and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow. Girls are invited to participate in Camp GOTR, regardless of whether or not they have participated in Girls on the Run during the school year.

During camp, girls will go through our ‘Girls Have Heart’ curriculum. Throughout the week, girls will have fun exploring friendships with activities designed to discover what makes a good friend and how to be a good friend to others. Girls will move, build, create, write, discuss, connect, and laugh all while participating in games and activities that will leave them feeling confident and appreciated by their teammates. The girls will spend the afternoon meeting local female leaders and learning about leadership and career opportunities in Sioux Falls.

Check out other EmBe Summer Camps at www.embe.org/youth!

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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