Girls on the Run of the High Country Spring Season Registration Now Open

Last Updated on January 5, 2023 12:53 pm

BOONE, N.C. — For 14 years, Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC) has provided life-changing after-school programming to girls ages 8-13.  Today, the organization — whose evidence-based curriculum is known for being both fun and effective — is announcing registration for its spring season.  

Girls on the Run of the High Country is sponsored by the Institute for Health and Human Services within the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University. The program was developed to meet the needs of today’s girls and utilizes a research-based curriculum that inspires confidence through:

  • Fun, physical movement-based activities
  • Dynamic team building exercises that inspire empathy and inclusion
  • Goal-setting in preparation for a celebratory 5K event

Girls on the Run is an afterschool program like no other. In a recent study, 99% of participants said they felt that everyone on their team could be themselves. GOTR-HC is proud to be one-of-a-kind, just like the incredible girls they serve. 

Girls on the Run is open to 3rd- to 8th-grade girls in Watauga, Ashe, Avery, Wilkes and Alleghany counties. All sites will start the week of Feb. 6, 2023, and will meet twice per week. The celebratory 5K is scheduled for May 7, 2023, at the Boone Greenway Trail.

As a special promotion during the month of January, girls who have registered for the spring season will be entered into a drawing for App Ski Mountain lift tickets and skate passes. 

For more information on how to register and a complete list of sites, visit

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