Parent Corner

Welcome Parents!

This is where you will find information on the season for you and your girl.  Check back frequently as we’ve always got something exciting to share !  Also, please be sure to read the Parent Scoop newsletters sent to your email.  We will share information about the lessons as well as important dates and information for upcoming activities.

Mark your calendars!

  • Program Registration for Fall Opens – August 14th.
  • Practice Begins – Week of September 11th
  • Penrose GOTR 5k (Colorado Springs) – November 11th
  • Great Candy Run (Denver) – November 12th

Grown Up Guides

The Grown Up Guide is a tool for parents.  The guide provides a brief overview of the lesson topics for each week along with questions and conversation starters.

End of Season 5k Events

At the end of the season, Girls on the Run program sites from across the Front Range come together to run their end of season 5K.  We encourage parents, friends and family to join in this event as a participant or cheering fan.

To find more information about the 5K events, please visit the 5K page on our website.  NOTE: We will send home an important information sheet called Race Day Tips with specifics for that day.

Fueling for Optimal Performance – Nutrition Tips for Athletes

It’s no secret that a healthy diet will help your child power through their games, but what does a healthy diet entail? Kids need enough fuel to participate in sports and they need enough of what’s called energy availability, says Brooke Pengel, MD. A proper balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats is the most important part of a healthy diet because it allows young athletes to perform and recover. And when it comes to encouraging a healthy diet — planning is key.  What are the risk factors for poor performance? Read more…