Girls On the Run Program Wraps Up with One Final Challenge

1 year 11 months 3 weeks ago May 03, 2014 May 3, 2014 Saturday, May 03 2014 Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:06:00 PM CDT in News
By: Luke Lyddon, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The Girls on the Run 12 week long program came to an end Saturday as runners and coaches alike celebrated confidence and accomplishment.

Saturday was a chance for all of the girls, ages ranging from third to eighth grade, to reflect on their progress in the past three months. The interim counselor director for the Girls on the Run Program, Don Brown, said confidence is what matters most.

"So we teach them to unplug that negative cord and plug into the positive cord when they find themselves getting into that rut," Brown said. "That's one of the most powerful lessons."

The coaches said the 5k was not a race for the girls, but rather one last challenge to complete after the 12 week program. Lexie Ruffolo, a Girls on the Run coach, said it was a chance to help establish a framework for the younger girls to make better decisions in the future.

"It really sinks in whenever you're the example for the girls and seeing those girls live that and it's how I myself should live," Ruffolo said.

All girls in grades third through eighth are allowed to participate but also have to pay a fee to join.

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