You Can Do It!

Dedication: Coach Freeman. She is my Coach for Girls On The Run. She is always smiling and always doing it. She doesn't just tell us we can do it she does it with us.

Girls On The Run changed my life by encouraging me. When I started I couldn’t run very far. I didn’t think I could run a 5k. Through practice and the people who encouraged me I started to run more. Eight laps, 14 laps, and then I completed my goal. That day I encouraged other people like they did me. Whenever I struggle I think about Girls On The Run. It taught me not to give up. ‘Rama Rama Rama Bazinga’ (that is what we say when someone is sad) comes in my mind and reminds me to never give up. Girls On the Run is so much fun!

Girls on the Run International and Say It Forward are committed to the empowerment of girls everywhere. We believe that every girl has an important story to share – a story of determination and perseverance, a story that can inspire others to overcome the self-limiting beliefs that keep them from reaching their fullest potential. We are also committed to empowering the women who invest their time and energy in these girls.

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I am 9 years old and in the 3rd grade. I am one of 6 kids. If I can do it so can you!