Girls on the Run take on Santa Sprint & Stroll

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville program aimed at reducing potential at-risk activities among Louisville girls will top off its fall semester with a team run in the Santa Sprint & Stroll December 4th.

Girls on the Run® of Louisville (GOTRL) targets girls in the 3rd through 5th grade.  It  instills self-esteem through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training - all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with the girls, their parents, schools, volunteers, and the community.

The objective is to reduce adolescent pregnancies, eating disorders, depression and suicide attempts, as well as substance and alcohol problems, and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.

"We hope the girls want to be a part of Girls on the Run because they are excited to be active and learn about themselves in a comfortable environment," said Emma Gailey, Council Director for GOTR Louisville.  "Each girl should feel proud of herself as she completes the 2010 Santa Sprint & Stroll."

Girls on the Run is gearing up for the spring semester.  Volunteers are always needed in some capacity.  To learn more about this dynamic program and how you can help, click here.

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