Girls On The Run is so much fun! We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Changing lives one girl at time! Girls on the Run is a life-changing character development program for girls grades 3-8 that uses running to teach values and a sense of self. The program combines training to participate in a non-competitive 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts and a community service project. The goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. Furthermore, we encourage participants to talk with their parents/caretakers, with their peers, and within themselves. The 24-lesson-plan curriculum attempts to change a girl's budding notion that how she looks is more important than who she is.