Girls on the Run® | Silicon Valley
AVAC® is a sponsor of Girls on the Run® Silicon Valley 5K happening this Saturday, May 16, at Vasona Park in Los Gatos!
There’s still time to register in-person (as space remains) on Thursday, May 14, and the morning of the 5K on Saturday, May 16.
- Thursday, May 14 @ 12:00 noon-8:00 pm | Sports Authority, 5170 Stevens Creek Boulevard (at Lawrence Expressway), San Jose
- Saturday, May 16 @ 6:00-7:30 am | Main venue at the Boat Center, Vasona Park, Los Gatos
Stop by and visit us at the AVAC® booth (#10). Give us your feedback and we’ll give you some cool swag!
Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
The 24-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.
Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-15 girls, the girls are taught life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies, complete a 5K running event. Completing a 5K gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can.
via – http://www.gotrsv.org/