SPARTA, NJ - Registration for the Girls on the Run New Jersey North spring season opens on February 5th. The organization is actively seeking coaches for their sites. More coaches will enable them to offer more teams and meet their goal of serving all girls who want to participate.  Volunteers are the backbone of Girls on the Run. Coaching for Girls on the Run is a rewarding opportunity that requires a commitment of one and an half hours a week, twice a week, for ten weeks.  All coaches will receive a guaranteed team placement for their daughter.   Get ready to inspire and be inspired!

Sparta Locations

  • Helen Morgan School
  • Mohawk Ave School
  • Reverend Brown School

Newton will have a program at the Halsted Middle School.  Details have not yet been announced. 

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Girls on the Run is an after school program that combines curriculum with sport aimed at building self esteem and confidence in young girls between 3 and 5 grade. Throughout the 10 week season, the girls will discuss such topics such as body image, popularity, gossiping, choosing our friends, conflict resolution and much more.  The girls will develop their character, competence and feel confident in who they are, creating positive connections with peers and adults while making a meaningful contribution to their community.  The curriculum is also combined with the sport of running. The running activities are used as a medium for teaching life skills and promoting healthy outcomes, while coming together as a team to support one another.   At the conclusion of the program, the girls will join other teams to celebrate their accomplishments with a celebratory 5k.

The GOTR season will begin on March 6 and conclude with the GOTR 5k on May 13 in Sparta.  More information is available on their website,  For questions, email Girls on the Run at