Girls on the Run continues support during COVID-19

After careful consideration and in partnership with its board of directors, Girls on the Run of Southwest Indiana has made the difficult decision to continue programming virtually and to postpone its Celebratory 5K due to the continuing COVID-19 situation and federal, state and local decisions for mandatory shelter-in-place and e-learning directives.

The organization recognizes its great collective responsibility to ensure a safer and healthier community for all and plans to make a determination regarding the Celebratory 5K by mid-May based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities and government.

Girls on the Run is adjusting to a new way of life for the time being, and hopes community members have been able to find a way to nurture their physical and emotional health. The organization recognizes this can be hard when faced with uncertainty, but Girls on the Run continues to provide inspiration, support and joy to communities and girls during this challenging time.

Girls on the Run has mobilized three strategies to drive its mission of inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

The organization is continuing its GOTR season by providing girls and their families GOTR at Home. These fun and interactive lessons aim to provide girls of all abilities with an opportunity to learn, grow and nurture their physical and emotional health. 

GOTR knows it can be difficult for families with so many emails, work and unknown circumstances to keep up with all that is taking place.  In response, a video-based format of GOTR at Home has been released via the Girls on the Run International YouTube channel. Each lesson consists of a series of YouTube videos. 

In addition, GOTRSWIN is adding GOTR Connect as a safe, fun way for participants to connect with teammates and coaches. Coaches will discuss the GOTR at Home lessons with the team and encourage girls to nurture their physical and emotional health at this uncertain time.

Through these efforts, Girls on the Run is working now more than ever to offer girls and the community a break from the fear and uncertainty they may be feeling. GOTR at Home, #GOTRGotYourBack and GOTR Connect are giving girls and communities the opportunity to connect with others, find helpful resources, be inspired and motivated or just simply experience a bright spot in their day. 

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