Girls on the Run registration opened February 11. Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls in 3rd – 5th grade. The GOTR curriculum is based on current research in the field of elementary education, social-emotional learning, and positive youth development. Each lesson focuses on themes that girls can relate to such as making and being friends, recognizing and managing emotions, and working as a team. Coaches use running to inspire and motivate, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Each season concludes with the girls and their running buddies completing a 5K run, which provides a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The spring season will start the week of March 18, with the season-ending 5K scheduled for June 2 in Columbia, MD. Registration opens on Sunday, February 11th at 12:00 noon. Program registration fee is $175 and includes 5K registration, water bottle, t-shirt and all program materials. Financial assistance is available. Visit www.gotrcentralmd.org to register. Questions? Call 443-864-8593.