Educational or Curriculum – School Wide Activity

Girls on the Run and Girls on Track

Initiative Description: Girls on the Run and Girls on Track Program: combines training for a 3.1 mile (5K) running event with experiential curricula that promotes positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development

Study Results: Increased commitment to PA.

Reference: DeBate, R. D., Gabriel, K. P., Zwald, M., Huberty, J., & Zhang, Y. (2009). Changes in psychosocial factors and physical activity frequency among third- to eighth-grade girls who participated in a developmentally focused youth sport program: A preliminary study. Journal of School Health, 79(10), 474–484.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good