According to statistics, only 11 percent of young girls get the recommended hour a day of recommended physical activity -- compared with 42 percent of boys.
Girls on the Run (GOTR), a non-profit organization, wants to change those statistics. They understand that exercise not only increases the health of our girls, but builds their self-esteem and confidence as well.
GOTR has had great success with its after-school program that is designed to promote physical, emotional and social development in 3rd – 5th grade girls through running and mentoring. The program provides team coaches and individual ‘running buddies’ to more than 800 girls in Salt Lake County as they train over 12 weeks for the annual 5k at Sugar House Park each spring and fall.