Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia implements Heart & Sole program for fall of 2015 season

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia has a lot to look forward to in the near future.  GOTR Coastal Georgia was selected to pilot the latest curriculum for middle school girls, Heart & Sole, during the spring season of 2015 prior to the launch for the fall 2015 season.  The program will replace Girls on Track, the current program for this age group.  Similar to its predecessor, Heart & Sole is a 10-week, 20-session season centered on building relationships with coaches as well as each other.  Among core relationship building the program offers life lessons that are developed to meet the unique needs of middle school girls.  Such lessons include self-care, decision-making, boundary setting, and emotional regulation.  What sets this program apart from Girls on Track is the concept of the “Girl Wheel.”  The girls participate in activities related to “Girl Wheel” components: spirit, body, heart, brain, and social.  Throughout the 10 weeks the girls develop competence in all parts of their personal wheel.

While the program has changed physical activity remains a core element.  In addition to running, the activities include more rigorous strength and conditioning circuits appropriate to the age group.  Heart & Sole ends each season, just like its sister programs, with the Girls on the Run 5k Celebration Run.  The 5k is the celebratory event that builds confidence, competence, cooperation, and character and gives the girls a great sense of accomplishment.  For more information please contact Kathy McCarthy at or Beth Aldrich at

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.  The organization envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.  Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia serves Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties and reaches out to approximately 1,000 girls annually.

Media Contact:

Beth Aldrich, Executive Director



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