Girls on the Run of the North State’s registration for the spring season opens January 9 at 8 a.m. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rdthrough 8thgrade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of 8-15 girls for a ten-week program that encourages personal development, team building and connection to the community.

“We start by helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. We then look at the importance of teamwork and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world - we are nurturing the 'whole' girl.” – Claire Johnson, executive director.

Girls on the Run of the North State has inspired girls in the North State area for 15 seasons and has impacted the lives of over 2,000 girls. This season, Girls on the Run will be offered at more than 30 locations throughout Butte and Glenn counties. Each team will meet two times a week for 75-90 minutes after school and participate in research-based lessons that use dynamic discussions and fun running games to teach life skills such as positive self-talk, cooperation and standing up to bullies.

The season will culminate in a 5k event that brings together family, friends and community members to celebrate the girls’ growth throughout the season.

The program fee for the spring 2017 season is $125. Discounted rates are offered based on yearly, household income. The program fee includes registration for the end-of-season 5k event, a program shirt and finishers medal. More information about the program and registration can be found on the Girls on the Run of the North State’s website at

About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8thgrade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches who guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Girls on the Run has served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996.