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Girls on the Run returns to the JCC April 5

Photo of two girls pictured in a gym wearing Girls on the Run t-shirts.

Girls on the Run, an after school running program for girls of all fitness levels in grades 3–5, will be offered this spring at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center, 5655 Thompson Rd. in DeWitt. The 8-week course will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4–5:30 p.m. starting Monday, April 5. Register online here.

Girls on the Run logo.The program encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. It brings girls together to have fun, share experiences with one another, become physically and mentally stronger, set goals for making healthy choices, learn more about being a good friend and help others in the community. Throughout the course the girls also will be training to participate in a 5K Run at a later date to be determined.

“We’re very pleased to be bringing back Girls on the Run to the JCC,” said Amy Bisnett, JCC associate director of children’s programming. “Along with promoting physical fitness, the program teaches some valuable life lessons. It was very popular when we last offered it a few years ago.”

The Girls on the Run program at the JCC will be taught by trained coaches and costs $150. This fee includes a healthy snack at each session, lesson materials, T-shirt, water bottle and entry in a future 5K Run. The JCC of Syracuse course is a program of Girls on the Run of Upstate New York.

Started in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Girls on the Run provides pre-adolescent girls with the necessary tools to embrace their individual strengths and prepare them for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living.

For more information about the JCC's Girls on the Run program, download the flyer above or contact Amy Bisnett at 315-445-2360, ext. 122, or