Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ASA’s Girls on the Run (GOTR)
“Share your star power!” - Elyse 3rd grade

ASA’s GOTR team celebrated their season with a 5k in downtown Grand Rapids, on May 20, with 1900 other girls in grades 3-5 from Kent County . This was an amazing and energetic celebration for each girl involved!

This is a team of 3-5 grade girls who have participated in the after school program for ten weeks. It is much more than a running program. The mission of GOTR is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

GOTR inspires girls to find their inner strength and celebrate who they are as individuals! Through the season, the girls build their self confidence, character, care and compassion for themselves and others.  They learn to create positive connections with others, participate in skill building experiences to nurture their physical, social and emotional competencies and are inspired to to build meaningful lives of purpose. The girls also decide upon and complete a community impact project each year.

Over the ten weeks, the girls have developed skills and memories that will last a lifetime!
“It was fun to do (this) with friends!” - Mei 4th grade

Thank you to all of the GOTR parents and coaches for their ongoing support all season long. Thank you to the amazing coaches and practice partners for their dedication and commitment to making the season a huge success!

More information about the Girls on the Run program can be found at


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