Welcome to Girls on the Run of Union County – a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is “to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.”
Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K running event with healthy living education. Our programs instill self-esteem through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships and physical training – all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff and the community.
Girls on the Run of Union County is an affiliate of Girls on the Run International (www.girlsontherun.org) which has a network of 160 locations across the United States and Canada. A listing of these locations can be found here.
2013 Ginger Snap 5K
Benefiting Girls on the Run of Union County
Saturday, December 7th at 8:00am
Thank you for a GREAT Ginger Snap 5K!
So PROUD of all the GIRLS (and family and friends) and COACHES that completed the race.
Special THANK YOU to Snap Fitness-Waxhaw, the Town of Waxhaw, our program sponsor Carolina Healthcare Systems, and ALL the race sponsors.
CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES
Spring 2014 Coaches NEEDED and Dates
Our Spring Season is just around the corner and we need volunteers like YOU to make a difference in a young girl’s life! If you have thought about coaching but weren’t sure what’s involved, or if you would like to guarantee your daughter a spot at her school, contact Bonnie@girlsontherununion.org for more information.
We can use you even if you can only commit to 1 practice day!!
Schools that need Coaches:
- Antioch- one coach M/W
- East Union
- Indian Trail- one coach T/TH
- Kensington- one coach for M/W , one coach for T/TH
- Marvin- both days or just T/TH
- Parkwood Middle
- Rea View- second group for M/W and second group for T/TH
- Rocky River- one coach
- Sandy Ridge- coaches for M/W and second group T/TH
- Stallings-one coach
- Weddington – one coach M/W
Coaching is FUN and EASY and we train you and supply everything you need! Don’t miss out on this awesome volunteer opportunity- we promise you’ll enjoy it as much as the girls do!
- Monday, January 13th- Registration Opens at 7:00pm
- Friday, January 17th- Registration Closes or when is site is FULL
- Week of February 3rd- Season starts
- Saturday, April 26th- Girls on the Run of Union County 5K- Lake Park, NC