Girls on the Run teaches life lessons

Girls on the Run teach life lessons
Girls on the Run teach life lessons(Valeria Fugate)
Updated: Nov. 11, 2022 at 7:11 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Members of one organization use physical fitness to help young girls manage their mental health.

Giving them not only a positive focus but a community of support.

“We are well aware of the mental health issues that are out there right now. Increased number of depression and anxiety in our youth. As so, we try to align with that and bring lifelong lessons and creatively integrate running into a program,” said Cindy Bradley, Executive Director for Girls on the Run Wyoming.

Girls on the run is a 10-week program addressing mental health, self-image and emotional well-being through the lens of physical health by running 5 k to be specific.

This program reaches girls ages eight through 13 to help them develop tools to navigate their emotions and young adulthood.

Giving young girls an outlet for mentorship, life lessons and community through fitness.

“We are about the whole girl. And so not only are we physically active and teaching them about goal setting, but we are also about their wellbeing,” said Bradley.

The girls on the run event will kick off this Saturday, Nov. 12th, starting at Central High School.

Activities start at 7:45 a.m., and the 5 k run begins at 9 am.

Registration is open online for anyone wanting to join in. All are welcome to participate and support these young girls in their run.