BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY
ORGANIZER: GIRLS ON THE RUN OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012
Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County (GOTRLA) is dedicated to educating and preparing girls in 3rd through 8th grades for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Using an interactive curriculum, certified volunteer coaches facilitate the twice-weekly afterschool sessions that combine the power of physical activity with important lessons to strengthen girls’ physical, social and emotional development.
The 12-week season culminates in a non-competitive 5k run/walk. Seeing them cross the finish line is empowerment in action – they prove to themselves that they can do anything!
Through a deep commitment to social justice, GOTRLA offers supportive role models, positive lessons and physical activity at a critical time when girls often face negative pressures of how to behave, look and think. It is much more than a running program; GOTRLA is nutrition for the body, mind and soul, and works to instill a sense of confidence in girls that will take them into adolescence and beyond, ready to take on the world.
Join our 2012 LA Marathon team to raise funds that will help us inspire LA girls to celebrate their bodies, honor their voices, recognize their gifts, and activate their power!