Girls on the Run of Stark County (GOTR Stark) announces the start of another season for girls in grades three through eight, who will get an opportunity to participate in 49 Heart & Sole teams.

Registration continues through Feb. 21.

Over the course of 10 weeks, small teams of 8 to 20 girls meet twice a week to develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.

To see the full list of programs and for registration details, visit http://www.gotrstarkcty.org/Programs.html.

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit prevention program for girls in third through eighth grades that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The Girls on the Run curricula address all aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being with topics such as self-esteem, healthy lifestyle habits, setting goals, teamwork, keeping promises and good communication skills. The program also prepares the girls to participate in a 5k (3.1 mile) run at the end of the 10-week session, 20-lesson program.