Girls on the Run of the North State
Address: PO Box 284, Chico, Ca 95927
Registration: Program registration for the spring 2024 season will open on January 16, 2024 at 6:00 AM on a first come - first serve basis at participating sites with the season starting the week of Feb. 26. For more information, active schools and participant registration, visit the organization’s website at www.gotrnorthstate.org.
Press Release - December 2023: GIRLS ON THE RUN OF THE NORTH STATE CELEBRATES BLOOMING GROWTH: WELCOMES 21 NEW SCHOOLS, INCLUDING SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION IN YUBA - SUTTER COUNTIES FOR ITS SPRING 2024 SEASON
As students return to school in the new year, Girls on the Run of the North State, the local council for Girls on the Run International, is poised to serve nearly 850 3rd-8th grade girls at 60 sites across Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties.
“The addition of 21 new schools to our network underscores our organization’s commitment to reaching more communities and providing more girls with the tools they need to navigate the challenges of adolescence,” said Claire Johnson, executive director for the North State council. “This growth reflects schools across the region understanding the need for positive youth development programming for their students.”
The Girls on the Run curriculum inspires young girls to be joyful, healthy and confident in themselves, those around them and in their community. Over the course of each 10-week season, the Girls on the Run program, which creatively integrates training for a 5k, explores topics such as healthy friendships, gratitude, empathy and standing up for yourself and others. Participants engage in a transformative journey that extends beyond the track and into their everyday lives.
Girls on the Run was acknowledged by the U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, M.D. as a strong after-school curriculum for girls to improve mental health with benefits of physical activity and critical life skill lessons. After girls completed the Girls on the Run program, participants shared that they learned intentional decision making, conflict resolution and had an overall increase in their level of confidence. Read the report here.
New schools from Corning Unified School District, Enterprise Elementary School District, Live Oak Unified School District, Oroville City Elementary School District, Marysville Joint Unified School District, Red Bluff Unified School District, Redding School District and Yuba City Unified School District are joining schools returning from Franklin School District, Gridley Unified School District, Hamilton City Unified School District, Maxwell School District, Orland School District, Palermo School District, Paradise Unified School District, Thermalito School District and Willows Unified School District along with charter schools in Chico and Paradise to empower their girls this spring.
Girls on the Run of the North State will serve girls in Yuba County and Sutter County at Andros Karperos, Arboga, Barry Elementary, Bridge Street, Butte Vista, Ella Elementary, Foothill Intermediate, Johnson Park, Lincrest, Linda Elementary, Luther Elementary and Tierra Buena for the upcoming spring season.
Program registration for the spring 2024 season will open on January 16, 2024 at 6:00 AM on a first come - first serve basis at participating sites with the season starting the week of Feb. 26. For more information, active schools and participant registration, visit the organization’s website at www.gotrnorthstate.org.