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Girls on the Run of Berks County Warms Up for Fall

Story written by Kirsten Haas

Aug 16, 2022
Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of Berks County is gearing up for another season with Fall 2022 program registration now open at GOTR Berks Fall 2022 Program Registration. Offering both Girls on the Run for girls in 3rd-5th grades and Heart & Sole for girls in 6th-8th grades, the Fall season starts the week of September 11 and runs through Saturday, November 19 with the Fall 5K celebration at Penn State Berks.

“We are very excited about this upcoming fall season!” exclaims Program Director Tania Hollos. “We are growing in Schuylkill County with the addition of our first Heart & Sole team there. We will also pilot a new model for Heart & Sole that meets once a week for two hours instead of twice a week. We hope this new model opens the door for more Heart & Sole teams giving 6th-8th grade girls the opportunity to continue their Girls on the Run experience.”

Currently, there are 15 sites accepting registrations including four sites in Schuylkill County and one community site, the YMCA of Reading who will host a Heart & Sole team on Sundays.

“Last year surpassed our expectations as we served over 600 girls in Berks and Schuylkill counties as well as hosted over 1400 participants at our two 5K celebrations,” stated Executive Director Kirsten Haas. “We kicked off this program year in August hosting 23 girls for Camp GOTR “Girls Have Power” at Penn State Berks and we can’t wait for girls to realize their power and potential starting next month.”

Girls on the Run of Berks serves 3rd-8th grade girls in Berks and Schuylkill counties. All program activities are adaptable for girls who require it, and financial assistance is available so that participants do not miss the social, emotional and physical outcomes of the program. Girls on the Run of Berks is here for ALL girls!

For additional information about Girls on the Run of Berks County, visit www.gotrberks.org.

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