Registration is open for the spring season of Girls on the Run of Berks County

Michelle N. Lynch, Reading Eagle, Pa.
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Feb. 23—Registration for Girls on the Run of Berks County's spring season is open.

Berks and Schuylkill county girls in third through fifth grades can register for Girls on the Run. A program for older girls, Heart & Sole, is open to those in sixth through eighth grades.

The eight weekly sessions of both programs teach girls life skills and fitness lessons that will last a lifetime.

The programs are held at area schools as well as at an expanding roster of community sites such as the YMCA of Reading and Berks and the Wyomissing Playground.

"We are so excited for spring and grateful for the school and community sites hosting teams for our spring 2021 season," Tania Hollos, program coordinator, said in a news release. "These new partnerships with parks and recreation sites in Berks and Schuylkill counties create the opportunity for us to serve more girls now and in the future."

Girls on the Run adapted its after-school programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions can be offered in-person with safety measures such as physical distancing, in a safe virtual space or a combination of the two options. Hollos said the fluid programming model ensures that participants can experience the social, emotional and physical outcomes of the program, while adjusting to any changes in school and community health guidelines throughout the season.

"At Girls on the Run of Berks, we are determined to adapt, serve and sustain for the girls of Berks and Schuylkill," Kirsten Haas, executive director, said in the release. "We are ready to step into spring."

Participants will receive a program T-shirt, journal, water bottle, 5K registration and medal.

For more information, visit www.gotrberks.org.

To register go to www.raceplanner.com/register and search for Girls on the Run of Berks County.