Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run Spring 2021

Girls on the Run is coming back to Holy Rosary School this Spring! Girls on the Run is a girl empowerment program that teaches girls important life skills while creatively integrating running and walking. This program is 10-weeks long and is for 4th grade girls. The program culminates in a celebratory, non-competitive 5K (3.1 miles).

Here is a video featuring our newest coach….Ms. McNerney! Movie on 2-5-21 at 1.28 PM


Logistics and Details:


FIRST PRACTICE: Tuesday, March 30th


SEASON DATES and TIMES: March 30th – May 25th, 2021; Tuesdays and Thursdays, ~3:10- 4:30

**Please pick your child up after practice  in the front of the school promptly at 4:30.

For girls attending  school in-person, they will stay in their classrooms until the last dismissal time at 3:05. During dismissal time, they will individually change into their GOTR clothes. Then, we will go outside together at 3:05.

If your child is attending school remotely, and you are dropping her off for practice, you can meet us in the back parking lot by the playground at 3:10 (no earlier, please). Please make sure your girl is ready with the proper clothing and materials when she is dropped off.



  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing 
  • Running or Athletic footwear 
  • GOTR Cinch Sack (includes water bottle, journal, etc.) 
    • Girls will receive this at their first practice
  • Mask 
  • A healthy body! If your child is sick, please do NOT send her to practice and let us know immediately as we are being extra careful due to COVID-19.


SAFETY: Girls on the Run coaches will be following COVID-19 safety precautions such as hand sanitizing, wiping down shared materials, asking girls to be 6 feet apart, wearing masks, and more. Please make sure you conduct a health screen of your girl prior to all GOTR practices and remind your girl to wear her mask for the duration of GOTR practice.

In case of COVID-19 exposure or inclement weather, our team may move practices online. We will keep all families updated if this happens.


SNACK: We will be providing a healthy snack for your child at practices. If your child has an allergy, please notify us via email with your child’s allergy.


RUNNING BUDDIES: We encourage each participant to invite ONLY ONE “Running Buddy” to participate in the site-based 5K with them. Running Buddy registration will be an additional small cost (financial assistance will be available) and all Running Buddies will receive a GOTR gift with registration. Running Buddy registration opens April 5th. The Site-Based 5K will be a lot of fun with snacks, special cheer signs, streamers, and celebratory activity to wrap up the 8-week season. GOTR Staff and HRS Staff will be providing more details as the event approaches!


CONTACT AT HRS: Katie Benson & Nikki McNerney 

If you have any questions  or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 


Thank you,

Coach Benson and Coach McNerney