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Girls on the Run Inspires Girls to Recognize and Achieve Their Potential Through the Power of Running
Date:10/15/2009

girls go around fifth grade where the pressure to conform to cultural and stereotypical standards interferes with their healthy social, emotional and physical development.

Molly kept running, and during an emotional sunset run in 1993, she found the inspiration that grew into Girls on the Run. In 1996, she developed the first program with just 13 participants, and in 2000, Girls on the Run International, a 501c-3 organization, was born. Girls on the Run now serves over 52,000 girls each year.

To learn more about Girls on a Run or to find a council near you, visit www.GirlsontheRun.org.

(1) Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network; National Association of Secondary School Principals

(2) National Eating Disorders Association

(3) Dr. Susie Orbach, London School of Economics

(4) The Tucker Center Report on Developing Physically Active Girls

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