The Greater Des Moines YMCA is excited to kick off their Fall 2015 Girls on the Run of Polk County season on September 7! Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. This season we will host approximately 30 sites and reach 450 girls! For ways to get involved please visit www.dmymca.org/girlsontherun.