Girls on the Run

at Lawton Elementary

Inspiring Girls

We believe that every girl
can embrace who she is,
can define who she wants to be,
can rise to any challenge,
can change the world.
Lawton Girls on the Run 2015

3rd - 5th Grade Program

Over a period of 10-12 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.

The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then, we look at the importance of teamwork and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.

Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

Spring program begins March 7

The important details

Practices will be held Mondays and Thursdays (March 7 - May 20) 4:05-5:35 at Lawton.

The team will consist of 8-36 girls.

Girls may not miss more than 2 practices.

Early registration ($165) begins December 7 and goes through December 18.

General registration ($180) runs from December 19 through February 15.

Late registration ($195) goes from February 16 through March 18.

Scholarship assistance is available to qualifying families on a first-come, first-served basis.

The season culminates with a 5K on Sunday, May 15.

For more information

For more information about GOTR, participation fees, scholarship assistance

and how to register, visit our website:, call Dana, Girls on the Run Southeastern Michigan Program Coordinator at (734) 712-5640, or email Lawton-specific questions to Lawton Site Liaison Carolyn Kreple Hill at

2015 Girls on the Run International Video