Cheers to 10 years as Girls on the Run Berks County opens lottery registration August 14 for their Fall 2023 program at GOTR Berks Fall 2023 Program Registration! The Girls on the Run program for girls in 3rd-5th grades starts the week of September 11 and runs through Saturday, November 18 with the Fall 5K Celebration at Penn State Berks.
“I feel extremely lucky and blessed to be part of the team going into the 10th year,” says new Program Manager Amanda Muncy. “I’m also a GOTR COACH and I love the connections with the girls, watching them blossom throughout the season, getting to witness their “ah-ha!” moments and seeing them form bonds like no other.”
There are 15 teams accepting registrations including a new community team at Alvernia University which is open to girls regardless of school district. Lottery registration will be open through August 23 with team spots assigned August 24. Open registration will begin August 25 and go through September 18 with open team spots filled on a first-come basis.
“It is so exciting to start celebrating our 10th year with this Fall season,” stated Executive Director Kirsten Haas. “There is so much potential yet to be realized for this organization and I cannot wait to see what our future holds for the girls of Berks and Schuylkill counties.”
Muncy agrees, “I want girls and caregivers to know that Girls on the Run is so much more than just a “running club”. I honestly believe that every girl could benefit from a program like this because of the quality of the life lessons learned in each session.”
She continues, “I would also like them to know how dedicated the Coaches are to making the program successful, and that the Coaches are enjoy the program just as much as the girls do.”
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.
For additional information about Girls on the Run of Berks County, visit www.gotrberks.org.