Girls on the Run 5K

Girls On The Run (GOTR) Greater Boston Chapter and the Nantucket Community School partnered this spring to create a program where volunteer coaches facilitated lessons with girls grades 3-5 over a two month span that blended physical activity with life skill development including managing emotions, fostering friendships, and expressing empathy. 

Girls On The Run is a national 501(c)(3) program and the Nantucket chapter was founded by Kate Chambers and Bridgette Hynes. Chambers previously served as a volunteer coach in Denver for a couple of years before moving to the island and said after witnessing the positive impact the program had on girls in Denver, she wanted to bring that same program to Nantucket. Hynes, owner of the Nantucket Run Centre, had previously heard of the program and the duo worked side by side to create the island’s chapter.

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Photo by David Creed Courtesy Nantucket Current