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Popup Picnic on the Green

Shhhhh! A secret popup picnic is happening on the green and we’d love for you to be there.  All proceeds from the event will benefit Girls on the Run Rockies, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through a curriculum based running program. Save the date – June 23, 2018…

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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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COACH / STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Emily Fenger

Name: Emily Fenger Hometown: Madison, NJ Age: 28 Favorite Hobbies: All that is considered health and wellness, going on hikes and exploring this beautiful state with my Husband, being a fitlo ambassador! Profession: Girls on the Run, Program Manager Favorite GOTR Energy Award: The banana! How long have you been involved with Girls on the…

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