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Coach and SoleMate Spotlight on Team USA Athlete Kathleen Allen

We’re so excited to put the spotlight on Team USA Athlete Kathleen Allen.  We are so inspired by her commitment as an athlete, a coach and a mother.  On top of all that, she works with our Team SoleMates to create customized training plans so that others can reach their goals and achieve great things.   In…

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Orapin’s Inspired Impact with Event & Marketing Manager Lauren Pietrek

Our very own Lauren Pietrek was recently interviewed for an Inspired Impact spotlight with Orapin Marketing | Public Relations.  We are so proud! “There is a tremendous need for Girls on the Run. Studies show that 3rd – 8th grade is a critical period of time for girls. Fifty percent of girls ages 10-13 experience…

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Coach Spotlight on USA Triathlete Courtney Culligan

Triathlon Radically Changed My Self-Esteem — And Now I’m Sharing That with Others We’re so excited that Girls on the Run coach and superstar Courtney Culligan is a featured USA Triathlete! “I became a Girls on the Run (GOTR) coach because it is everything I ever wanted and needed as a young girl myself. I…

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She Believed She Could…

… so she did! That seems to have been the motto of 2017 and I am ready to take that momentum into 2018. Who is with me?! Let’s talk about GOALS! Why not resolutions?! It is a NEW YEAR afterall. Because GOALS keep us on track to our resolutions. Ever wonder why we tend to conveniently forget our…

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Behavior Management 101

As Girls on the Run volunteers, we see the value of our program and that is why we dedicate hours and hours each season to help guide our teams through the lessons and across the finish line. There is almost no better feeling than seeing the joy in our GOTR girls’ eyes as they finish…

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Every Lap Counts!

Lap Counters are a fun way to motivate your team to go further, faster! The incentive of a sticker or a mark on their arm helps them not only keep track of their laps but also exceed their lap goals. Below are some of our favorite lap counter ideas! Stickers: In your coach bag, there are…

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Ready, Set, Run!

We have been practicing our ENERGY AWARD cheers all summer and we CANNOT wait to start our Fall season! In the spirit of starting the season, we wanted to share our TOP THREE tips for getting ready for the season. STRETCH! One of the most important parts of any workouts is stretching your muscles. But why…

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5 Reasons to be a Coach…

It is not easy to pick *just five* reasons why coaching is so rewarding but we did our best! Here are 5 reasons (in no particular order) why we think coaching ROCKS! SERIOUS GIRL POWER! Now, more than ever, girls need strong role models. Being a GOTR coach gives you the chance to mentor a…

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COACH SPOTLIGHT: Kristen Kennedy

Name: Kristen Kennedy Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO Age: 35 Favorite Hobbies:  Yoga and hiking with my dogs.  Two blue heelers, they have a lot of energy! Profession: Project Analyst Favorite GOTR Energy Award:  I like them all – the girls come up with some funny ones at every practice. How long have you been involved with Girls on…

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COACH SPOTLIGHT: Maya Fusako

Name: Maya Fusako Hometown: San Diego, CA Age: 35 Favorite Hobbies: Coloring, hiking, ultra marathons, stage racing Profession: Pilates Teacher and FT graduate student Favorite GOTR Energy Award: Peel the Banana! How long have you been involved with Girls on the Run? March 2017 What inspired you to get involved with GOTR Rockies? I wanted to be part of…

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