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Girls on the Run – Sierras enrollment open now

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Girls on the Run – Sierras is gearing up for another great season. This life-changing, nonprofit prevention program for girls in the third through eighth grade starts Sept. 8 in Incline Village, Nev. and Sept. 12 for the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Girls on the Run’s mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running race with healthy-living education. The program instills self-esteem and strong values through health education, life-skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training – all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.Girls on the Run – Sierras is in its fifth year and scheduled at seven North Tahoe/Truckee sites.• Girls on the Run for TTUSD third, fourth and fifth grade girls will be offered afterschool Mondays and Wednesdays at Glenshire Elementary, Truckee Elementary, the Boys & Girls Club in Kings Beach, and Rideout Community Center beginning Monday, Sept. 12.• Girls on the Run for Incline Village, Nev. third, fourth and fifth grade girls will be offered afterschool on Mondays and Thursdays at Incline Elementary beginning Thursday, Sept. 8.• Girls on Track for sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Alder Creek Middle School in Truckee and the Boys & Girls Club in Kings Beach beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13.Girls on the Run – Sierras is open to all Truckee-Tahoe community girls enrolled in third to eighth grade. Online registration is available at http://www.girlsontherunsierras.org/register. The cost is $150 per girl, per season, and scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, parents can e-mail info@girlsontherunsierras.org, or call 530-567-2144.Call for VolunteersGirls on the Run – Sierras is currently recruiting volunteers to serve as coaches, running buddies and event volunteers. If you would like to get involved, please complete the online volunteer application at http://www.girlsontherunsierras.org/volunteer.

Girls on the Run – Sierras is a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age 8 to 13-years-old in the Tahoe Truckee Community. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. For more information, please visit: http://www.girlsontherunsierras.org.Girls on the Run International became a 501(c)(3) organization in 2000, and today is offered in over 173 cities across North America. Hundreds of thousands of girls’ lives have been changed by the program.