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Program Description

Over the course of 12 days after-school, 4th grade girls work with high school Head Coaches and 8th grade Assistant Coaches on a two-tiered curriculum.  For approximately the first hour after school, girls actively engage in a classroom curriculum that promotes positive self-esteem, interpersonal competencies and healthy lifestyles.  The activities employ various learning techniques, including discussion, writing, reading and crafts.

The second tier of the curriculum is running preparation.  The Coaches lead girls in exercises and practice runs, preparing them to run a 5K on the 13th program day, at the 5K Fun Run.  The 5K Run is completely non-competitive and fosters healthy exercises and a sense of accomplishment in the girls.

Program Logistics and Requirements

The GCGR 4th Grade Program takes place after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 5:45 pm.
April 18 -June 1, 2017 (no program on May 16).
$125.00 participation fee.
Children must be able to participate in GCGR on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We recommend that your child  have no other after school activities on GCGR program days. Early pick-ups are discouraged.

School Sites:
Guilford Lakes & Leete in Guilford
Island Avenue & Jeffrey in Madison

4th grade participants may attend any public or private school as long as they live in Guilford or Madison and have transportation after-school to one of the GCGR School Locations.

4th grade registration is now closed for the 2017 session of Girls Coach Girls Run. If you would like to place your daughter on a wait list, please email Maria Anderson at or call 203-458-6699.
Calvin Leete registration is now closed.
Island Ave Site is now closed.
Guilford Lakes registration is now closed.
Jeffrey registration is now closed.