“Girls On The Run” Celebrates 5th Season

by Staff Reporter / May 15, 2018 / 0 comments
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“Girls On The Run” Celebrates 5th Season

The Pojoaque and McCurdy Girls on the Run program is finishing up their 5th Season on May 19th at the Santa Fe Run Around 5K race on the Santa Fe Plaza. The 10-week curriculum program supports young girls in developing healthy relationships, managing healthy lifestyles and becoming a great team-mate all while training for a 5k. Pojoaque Coaches RayLynn Aguino and Heather Trujillo have been heading the Pojoaque site for the last 5 seasons. Coach Crystal Espinoza has been involved with the Espanola and McCurdy site for the last 5 seasons.  The girls start off practices by telling each other one positive thing about their day, they then go into a lesson and after they engage in physical activity.

“It has been such a wonderful experience to be around such charismatic girls who are becoming strong, loving human beings that are going to grow up and do great things!!” (Coach RayLynn) “This program really is not possible without help from Heather and all the parents who are motivating these girls to try new things, so a BIG shout out to them!”

“Girls on the Run has been such a rewarding experience.  Helping empower young women to believe they are strong, healthy and have confidence in themselves is in itself empowering “ (Coach Crystal)  “I could not do this alone, I am lucky enough to have my assistant Helen Campion and a couple moms who come and run with us weekly, they are the backbone of our little group!”

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Running buddies join the girls on race day and give them motivation to cross the finish line “The best part for us is watching them cross that finish line on race day, the expressions on their faces is what keeps us coming back every year, you really can’t describe the feeling unless you have been a part of their journey and what it took them to get there”

If you are interested in signing up for the 5k you can do so by going online and registering on the New Mexico Sports Online website. The race starts at 8AM with a 5k run/walk and a kids 1k after. If you are interested in joining Girls on the Run the season starts early March and runs through May. If you would like more information visit the Santa Fe Girls on the run website at www.gotr-sf.org