MONTVILLE, NJ – Girls on the Run New Jersey East, a non-profit, physical activity-based positive youth development program that helps each girl to realize her potential, will be hosting a program for girls at Valley View Elementary School in Montville in the fall. Volunteer coaches will lead teams of 8-20 girls for a ten-week program that encourages personal development, team building, and connection to the community while training to complete a 5K run, which will be held in Florham Park on November 17. Valley View Elementary will host Girls on the Run for girls in grades 3-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:55 to 4:10 p.m. starting the week of Sept. 10.

Participation in Girls on the Run results in lasting, transformative change in the lives of girls. Meghan, an alumna of a local GOTR site who now serves as a junior coach, shares about the program’s impact: “The Girls on the Run lessons have helped me throughout my life. I remember being more confident after Girls on the Run. I was so inspired to make a difference, especially after completing the community impact project. It made me the person I am now, caring and inspiring others, and it’s why I coach now. It shaped me into the person I am today.”

Girls on the Run New Jersey East was established in 2000 and has impacted more than 10,000 girls throughout Morris, Essex, Union, Burlington and Mercer counties. GOTR is generously supported by presenting sponsor R. Seelaus & Company, Inc., a Summit, NJ-based financial services firm. The program fee for the season is $199, and financial assistance is available based on a sliding scale.  

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Girls on the Run’s mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. For more information and to register for the fall season, visit www.girlsontherunnj.org.

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