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Achilles Tendon Injuries

Posted 11/29/2017 | Sponsor Spotlight

The Achilles tendon travels from your calf muscle to your heel.  It can commonly be injured during athletic activities (running, jumping, etc), from overuse, or lack of strength in most cases. Signs and Symptoms People tend to complain of tightness...

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Dynamic vs. Static Stretching from Specialized Physical Therapy

Posted 10/9/2017 | SoleMates

 It is not uncommon to see people hanging around the gym or the track stretching their hamstrings, quads, or some other muscle in an effort to get ready to lift weights or run. The old school of thought was that...

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SoleMate Spotlight

Posted 8/7/2017 | SoleMates

SoleMate Spotlight!  Welcome to the first SoleMate Spotlight of 2017.  Meet Lauren Cook, our first Solemate of the year! We wish her the best of luck as she trains for the ARX Half Marathon in September!   Lauren Cook   ...

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5 Reasons Girls Should Participate in Girls on the Run

Posted 2/17/2017 | GOTR Updates

5 Reasons Girls Should Participate in Girls on the Run Why should girls join Girls on the Run, you ask? From building confidence and new friendships to learning to celebrate differences and believe in their limitless potential to change the...

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Posted 9/8/2016 | GOTR Updates

According to the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, more than one out of three rural children in North Carolina aged 10-17 years old are overweight or obese (35.6%) and at risk for health problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood...

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10 Girl Power Quotes That Will Inspire You

Posted 3/9/2016 | Inspirational

We all need a little motivation and encouragement from time to time. Get “pinspired” with these 10 quotes that we feel embody the GOTR spirit. Add them to your own Pinterest boards, print them out and pin them to your...

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5 Fun New Year's Resolutions that are Easy to Keep

Posted 1/12/2016 | GOTR Updates

OK, so we all make New Year’s resolutions and we break a lot of them. But here are five New Year’s Resolutions that are fun for you to keep, and help Girls on the Run in the process. Intrigued? Read...

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Fall 5k By the Numbers

Posted 12/30/2015 | GOTR Updates

Our 2015 Fall 5k was a huge success! Thanks to all who helped make it happen. But don’t take our word for it. Just look at these wow-worthy numbers: 475 girls in 9 counties 163 program volunteers (coaches and site...

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5 Reasons our Partners Host Girls on the Run Teams

Posted 12/29/2015 | Program Sites

Creating a high-quality learning environment requires a wide-array of teaching strategies and extracurricular opportunities, including after-school programs that provide activities and experiences that are engaging and help enhance students’ academic, social and life skills. Girls on the Run, a nationally...

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remarkable! November 2015 edition from Girls on the Run International

Posted 11/19/2015 | GOTR Updates

Get connected to Girls on the Run International through their monthly newsletter, remarkable!

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3 Tools You Can Use Now to Help Stop Cyber Bullying

Posted 10/13/2015 | Bully Prevention

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. How scary is it that social media -- a world that didn’t even exist when we were kids -- now provides bullies with a virtual blank canvas where we have zero experience? There’s no...

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If You Were Bummed About GOTR Ending After 5th Grade, Then This Will Make You Very, Very Happy

Posted 9/8/2015 | Heart & Sole Program

Girls on the Run of WNC is proud to be included in the national the launch of a new GOTR curriculum for 6th through 8th grades! The new program, Heart & Sole, is all about helping girls move through the...

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You’re Gonna Rock Your First GOTR 5k!

Posted 5/4/2015 | Events

Have you been training to run your first GOTR 5k with your daughter this season? Congratulations on taking on a new challenge! Like your daughter, this may be something you never imagined doing. Look at you now! You’re just a...

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Feet in Action

Posted 3/26/2015 | SoleMates

The past several weeks have been very exciting times for our Girls on the Run council. Our SoleMates have been running their goal races and accomplishing a lot for our GOTR program scholarship fund. On March 15th, twenty-one SoleMates raced...

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How to Support Your Girl on the Run as She Participates in GOTR

Posted 2/13/2015 | Inspirational

WELCOME TO GIRLS ON THE RUN®! Thank you so much for entrusting our staff and volunteers with a very important girl who is close to your heart! In just a few days, girls across Western North Carolina will begin a...

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Thanks for making this life-enhancing program possible

Posted 1/16/2015 | GOTR Updates

As we get ready to roll out with the Spring 2015 season, we thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the successes of last season. It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of our work...

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You Can Do This!

Posted 12/1/2014 | GOTR Spirit

We’re just a few days away from the GOTR 5k. Is your girl on the run getting excited?! We’ve planned this day to be a big celebration for your girl on the run. She’ll get to be with all her...

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United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County supporting middle school families

Posted 11/19/2014 | Presenting Sponsors

When it comes to making a difference in a community, the impact of collaboration is monumental. Thanks to the support and coordination that’s done by and through United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, Girls on the Run of WNC...

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Checking In with Park Ridge Health

Posted 9/30/2014 | Presenting Sponsors

At Girls on the Run of WNC, we greatly appreciate the support of all our sponsors. Every time we see one of our girls encouraging another or making healthy choices, we smile because we know the program is making a...

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Determination and a Positive Attitude - Spotlighting Robin Lenner, GOTR Volunteer

Posted 9/19/2014 | Volunteer Spotlight

If you’ve considered volunteering for a non-profit organization, you may have wondered… What kinds of qualities must I possess to volunteer for Girls on the Run of WNC? What volunteer opportunities are available to me at Girls on the Run...

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Program registration starts August 25th. Another exciting season is just weeks away!

Posted 8/15/2014 | GOTR Updates

Having just completed Coach Training, we are grinning with excitement at a new GOTR season. Mark your calendars so you can register your girl on the run for GOTR this Fall. Registration will begin on August 25th and run through...

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You're Making a Difference

Posted 7/11/2014 | GOTR Updates

Many times we wonder if the things we do are having a positive impact in the lives of others. At Girls on the Run of WNC, we can wholeheartedly say, “You’re making a difference.” As we closed out our fiscal...

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The Youngest GOTR Coach in WNC Sends a Message Encouraging Others to Get Involved

Posted 6/20/2014 | Coach Spotlight

A person is never too young (or too old!) to make a difference in the lives of others. How do we know this to be true? Because this past year, high school junior, Mary Booze, volunteered her time as an...

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Ready to Rock Your First GOTR 5k?

Posted 5/5/2014 | Inspirational

The day is fast approaching and the excitement is mounting. Are you ready to run your first 5k? You're bound to be a little anxious in the days leading up to the GOTR 5k. That's normal. You've worked hard to...

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Sending a Superstar Energy Award to Sophie Magazine!

Posted 4/23/2014 | Presenting Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor, Sophie Magazine, was recently honored with not one or two, but seven awards from the Association of Free Community Papers! So to you, JeanAnn Taylor and Sophie Magazine, we put our right feet forward, extend our hands above...

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Our First Coach Spotlight is Shining on Raegan Solomon!

Posted 4/1/2014 | Coach Spotlight

The staff at GOTR® of WNC is highly appreciative of the help they receive from volunteers.  In fact, if you’ve ever volunteered your time or talents for the organization, you know how much they all go out of their ways...

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NEW GOTR 5k Sponsorship Opportunities!

Posted 3/19/2014 | Press Releases

NEW GOTR 5k Sponsorship Opportunities! GOTR of WNC is looking for local businesses and organizations that would like to support their mission. They have recently made available several new sponsorship opportunities for their upcoming celebratory GOTR® 5k to be held...

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Girls on the Run® of Western North Carolina welcomes Park Ridge Health as newest Presenting Sponsor

Posted 3/19/2014 | Presenting Sponsors

Girls on the Run® of Western North Carolina (GOTR® of WNC) is pleased to announce their newest Presenting Sponsor partnership with Park Ridge Health. Inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident is the mission of the GOTR® program. This...

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Reuter Family YMCA Offering Girls on the Run® this Spring

Posted 2/14/2014 | Press Releases

The Reuter Family YMCA is offering all 3rd-5th grade girls in the community (they do not have to be a YMCA member to register) a chance to participate in Girls on the Run® (GOTR) this spring. GOTR is a physical...

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Sweatbands, Health Bracelets, and Other Accessories for Active People

Posted 2/11/2014 | Product Reviews

Looking great while sweating is no problem with the sweatbands from Suddora. Sweatbands are their main product line. We recently had the opportunity to review their products when we received two of their pink zipper sweatbands. Made out of cotton,...

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Celebrate the Leader in You!

Posted 2/2/2014 | Inspirational

February is Youth Leadership Month, a time to celebrate young people who are becoming leaders in their communities. Whether you are typically a leader or follower in a group setting, at one time or another in life, you will have...

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Girls on the Run of WNC Seeks Business Sponsors to Partner in Their Mission

Posted 1/29/2014 | Press Releases

Business owners are being asked to consider supporting Girls on the Run® of WNC and their mission of “inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.” The organization has several types of sponsorship opportunities in which businesses can participate. By...

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Girls on the Run Spring Registration Starts February 3rd

Posted 1/27/2014 | Press Releases

Registration for the Girls on the Run® of Western North Carolina (GOTR of WNC) Spring season is set to open on February 3rd and run through February 14, 2014. “The 2014 Spring season marks the 12th year the Western North...

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Your First Time at Coach Training? Be Ready to Have Fun!

Posted 1/16/2014 | Coaches

If you’ve ever attended a Girls on the Run® of WNC event, you know that excitement and enthusiasm is rampant. As part of our mission, we’re inspiring our girls to be more joyful. Having fun is serious business to us…...

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Girls on the Run of WNC has positive impact on 653 girls!

Posted 12/13/2013 | Press Releases

As the fall season for Girls on the Run® of Western North Carolina ended, more than 550 of the 653 girls who participated in the program this fall celebrated their achievements by running a 5K race on December 7th at...

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You Made It! Ways to Celebrate You at the GOTR 5K...

Posted 12/3/2013 | GOTR Spirit

You've worked hard these past several months and now you're facing what may be your first GOTR 5K. Let me start by saying, "Congratulations!" You are going to have so much fun! This event was made to celebrate you and...

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Call for volunteers to help at Girls on the Run® 5k

Posted 11/14/2013 | Press Releases

Girls on the Run® of WNCseeks volunteers to help at our Fall 2013 GOTR 5K celebration on Saturday, December 7th at Fletcher Community Park. Volunteers are crucial to putting on a successful event and can help with set-up, registration, food,...

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Girls on the Run® of Western North Carolina announces Proformance as a Presenting Sponsor

Posted 11/8/2013 | Presenting Sponsors

Girls on the Run® of Western North Carolina (GOTR of WNC) is pleased to announce Proformance as a Presenting Sponsor for their organization. Sponsorships are a very important part of accomplishing the GOTR of WNC’s mission of inspiring girls to...

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Gratitude, Girls and Talents

Posted 11/1/2013 | Inspirational

November is typically a month when we think about how grateful we are for all we have from family and friends to a warm house and food on our tables. Let’s concentrate, if we may, on our gratitude toward others...

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Girls on the Run of WNC to have Running Buddy Essay Contest sponsored by Eagle Soars Consulting

Posted 10/15/2013 | Press Releases

Eagle Soars Consulting will again be sponsoring a Running Buddy Essay Contest for Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina.  Participants of the GOTR of WNC Fall 2013 Session are asked to write about the person they will be...

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Positive Prevention 5k-12k

Posted 10/13/2013 | Events

Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP). WNCAP works to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS, while at the same time working to prevent further spread of the disease in our community. WNCAP serves an...

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Volunteers sought to help plan local Girls on the Run® 5k

Posted 10/7/2013 | Press Releases

Girls on the Run® of Western North Carolina (GOTR of WNC) is looking for volunteers to help with the planning of their Fall 5k on December 7th. The race is the final celebration for all the girls and coaches who...

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Integrative Family Medicine chooses GOTR of WNC for charity of the month!

Posted 10/4/2013 | Press Releases

All after-tax profits from the sale of supplements sold at Integrative Family Medicine are donated to a different local non-profit each month. This month we are supporting Girls on the Run.  Learn more at: orPh: (828) 575-9600

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No bullies here!

Posted 10/1/2013 | Bully Prevention

Why not? It’s because Girls on the Run celebrates girls and their differences. Each one of us is unique and beautiful. We don't look at our differences as ways to separate us. Instead, the curriculum for Girls on the Run...

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Good Things Come in Print

Posted 9/24/2013 | Presenting Sponsors

You may have seen it in on the newsstands around the area - Sophie Magazine. It’s a wonderful magazine to read, especially if you enjoy and are encouraged by the stories of local women…women who are making tremendous contributions in...

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Join SoleMate Larissa Berberick in the Smoky Mountain Relay SoleMates Team!

Posted 9/23/2013 | SoleMates

Larissa Berberick, a long-time Girls on the Run coach and supporter is forming a relay team for the 2014 Smoky Mountain Relay on April 25-26 (plan for the 24th thru the 27th with travel). This team will be a fundraising...

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Show Us Your GOTR Spirit!

Posted 9/17/2013 | GOTR Spirit

Have you got the GOTR Spirit? Celebrate everything that represents the spirit of Girls on the Run this September 19th and show your GOTR Spirit. Our GOTR staff will be wearing a GOTR temporary tattoo on their cheek all day....

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We've got Spirit

Posted 9/16/2013 | Events

As we look forward to the Girls on the Run Spirit Day we ask all of our participants and their families as well as volunteers, contributors and anyone affiliated with GOTR to get excited!   We would love to hear...

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Never Neglect an Opportunity for Improvement…

Posted 9/4/2013 | Healthy Snacks

September is here! Whether you have children or not, don’t you just feel the energy associated with those back-to-school memories?! It’s almost as though we have a new beginning before the busy influx of holiday festivities. I guess that’s why...

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Coach Registration

Posted 8/30/2013 | Coaches

We need all coaches (Head, Assistant and Jr.) to register online no later than September 20th to ensure they receive a coach t-shirt and are covered by our liability insurance. Many school operating systems block the registration process for coaches...

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Community-minded local businesses have the opportunity to support a great organization

Posted 8/27/2013 | Press Releases

Local business owners are invited to consider sponsorship opportunities with our local non-profit organization dedicated to growing stronger and more confident girls. Girls on the Run® of Western North Carolina (GOTR of WNC) has varying sponsorship opportunities from which businesses...

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Registration for Girls on the Run program starts August 26th!

Posted 8/21/2013 | Press Releases

Girls on the Run® of Western North Carolina (GOTR of WNC) is excited to announce the start of another season of our program with registration beginning on August 26, 2013 and continuing through September 6, 2013. “We are very excited...

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GOTR of WNC puts a call out for coaches and offers a training program with free CPR and First Aid certification

Posted 8/1/2013 | Press Releases

Girls on the Run® of Western North Carolina is putting a call out for adults interested in volunteering as coaches and assistant coaches for their Fall 2013 session.  Part of the responsibility of being a coach includes attendance at a...

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