Article Published: Jan. 2, 2014 | Modified: Jan. 2, 2014
Local girls in grades three through eight are invited to
participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country.
The program will begin
the week of Feb. 3.
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and
confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running, a
spokeswoman for the group said.
The 12-week program weaves training for the
ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run 5K (to be held on May 3) with lessons focused on developing essential
The lessons inspire the girls to be strong, contented and
self-confident individuals who intentionally choose an authentic and healthy lifestyle, the
spokeswoman said. By gaining a greater sense of self-awareness and personal achievement, the girls
are empowered to believe in themselves.
Each local group is open to 15
students and will meet twice per week for an hour and 15 minutes.
The groups will
meet at the following elementary schools in Watauga County: Hardin Park, Green Valley, Parkway and
Additionally, Girls on Track for girls in sixth- to eighth-grade
will meet at the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s Wellness Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Avery County GOTR school sites include Riverside, Banner Elk and
Avery County Middle School.
Girls from any school, in addition to those who are
home-schooled, may enroll in any of the sessions at the various