Girls on the Run at YWCA of Central Maine

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LEWISTON — The YWCA of Central Maine will host a Girls on the Run program, starting Monday, April 5, and running through June 9. It will meet from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the YWCA. Members of the YWCA will pay $20 and nonmembers, $50.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a national learning program for girls in grades three through five. Although its perceived goal is completion of a noncompetitive 5k walk/run, GOTR is as much about good health, friendship, positive body image and self-esteem as it is about running.

The curriculum is based on extensive research and “on-the-track” testing of lessons. Each lesson includes a “getting on board” exercise, a warm-up activity, a stretch routine with question-and-answer time, a workout with a team goal, a cool-down and stretch with additional question-and answer-time, and a closing cheer or words of encouragement. In addition, each group performs a community service project of their own design.

For more information, contact Kayt DeMerchant, director of marketing, at 795-4050 or kdemerchant@ywcamaine.org.

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