Girls on the Run NH accepting site applications for spring

In the spring, Girls on the Run of New Hampshire experienced a 63 percent growth from spring 2012.

Girls on the Run is a youth development program that combines an interactive curriculum with running to address the physical, emotional, mental and social well-being of pre-teen girls. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors.

The participants, who work with volunteer coaches for 10 weeks, train for a celebratory 5k race at the end of each season.

Site applications are being accepted for spring 2014. Sites must provide at least two volunteer coaches, a safe outdoor running space and an indoor classroom or gym in which to gather during inclement weather. All new coaches participate in training prior to the spring season.

For more information about the program or to submit a site application, visit www.girlsontherunnh.org. For additional information, email Betsy Cissel at betsy.cissel@girlsontherun.org.