Fit for Girls exists to improve the overall health and well-being of adolescent girls. Within the context of physical fitness training, girls participate in lessons on a variety of topics such as nutrition, time management, and friendship. With this information and support, girls learn to make healthy choices, set goals and overcome obstacles while training for a 5k race. Fit for Girls provides participants with the opportunity to use commitment and hard work to build confidence, learn resiliency skills, and experience success as they cross the first of many literal and figurative finish lines!
According to Coaching Corps, “Participation in high quality sports programs can increase a girl’s chances of growing up to be a successful, healthy adult, reduce her likelihood of obesity and depression, and decrease her chances of illegal drug use or unprotected sex.” Adolescent girls are not as likely to participate in sports or to be as physically active as boys. As a result, almost one in five girls between the ages of 5 and 17 in California are overweight.read more
If you're interested in supporting Fit for Girls, you can do that in a number of ways. One of the best ways to support us is to make a donation, which you can do via the PayPal button at the bottom of this page. You can also volunteer as a Sole Sister and be a running partner for one of the girls on race day.read more