Grown Up's Corner Fall 2017 - Final Weeks


Hello GOTR and H&S families,

Well it's the final stretch and we've still got a few things to accomplish! The groups all had fabulous practice 5k's last week - they are ready to complete the final race on Saturday Nov. 18th. You should've received a flyer home wth the details, but they are also listed below.

The Girls on the Run groups will be completing their community service projects next week. By the end of this week, your daughter might have volunteered to from home or make something in preparation of their project to be completed during their session next Monday/Tuesday. Please check with her about any important details and thanks for helping.

It's been amazing season! If you have any special moments your daughter experienced this season or anything as a parent you would like to share about the impact the program had, please email me as soon as possible. I'm looking for a few great testimonies from our families for our "Gratitude Report."

In girl spirit,


Mary Fauth, Executive Director
Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley
208-788-7863 / 208-720-4948

Every Girl Can Run fundraiser


Just a reminder that if your daughter was planning on participating in the optional fundraiser that helps ensure that all girls can participate in Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole, the deadline to turn in the funds they raised is the last session of the season (Wednesday or Thursday of next week). We will have their prizes at the 5k!

Don't know where the fundraising packet is? No worries, you can create an online fundraising page and spread the word that way. Go to Create Your Fundraiser, use your Raceplanner account to log in or create a new one, set a goal, and tell a story about why Girls on the Run is important to support. Then share the link to your fundraiser with friends and family. If you have any problems utilizing this, let me know!

Season Ending 5k Reminder


Don't forget we will again run our final 5k on the trails at Swiftsure Ranch south of Bellevue at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th. Girls should arrive around 11:30 for activities.

This is a 5k event just for the girls and the important people in their life. Girls will need a running buddy, so please either plan to join her or help her to invite a high school aged or older person to run/walk with her. The route will be two laps of 1.5 miles each on a wood chip trail. No dogs are allow due to the horses on property. We will have some light snacks following the race.

Grown Up's Corner Fall 2017 Week 4

Hello GOTR families,

I hope your daughters enjoy their first three or four weeks of Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole! We are having fun, toughing out the weather, and making important connections so far this season! We wanted to give a few important reminders, details about their final 5k event on November 18th, and ways you can engage with us and your daughter to help make a super successful experience for all. Feel free to email me with general questions, or contact your site's coaches for group specific happenings.

In girl spirit,

Mary Fauth, Executive Director
Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley
208-788-7863 / 208-720-4948


▪With frequent weather changes, please help your daughters to remember to bring appropriate clothes for running outside, and running shoes so they can run effectively. We have discounted shoes for purchase, or donated shoes if you're already demonstrated need.

▪Thanks to the caregivers that are able to supply snack once, maybe twice in a season. Snack usually isn't given until after practice is finished, so if you can stow away a quick nibble in their backpacks for after school as many girls are VERY hungry at that point.

▪You should've received a welcome letter with a lesson outline, plus a "Grown-Up" guide during the first few sessions. If you're missing either of those, be sure to check in with your coach.

▪We will be hosting sessions on Halloween day (Tuesday), but not Thursday Nov. 9th due to Blaine County elementary school having no school.


Starting next week, girls will receive information about an optional "Run-Raiser." We have fun prizes for the girls if they choose to participate. It's a great way for them to share with family, friends and neighbors about what they are learning and the goal they've set to run a 5k, while helping to make sure scholarships are available for ALL girls that want to join Girls on the Run. Thanks in advance for reviewing that with your daughter.


We will again run our final 5k on the trails at Swiftsure Ranch south of Bellevue. This is a 5k event just for the girls and the important people in their life. Girls will need a running buddy, so please either plan to join her or help her to invite a high school aged or older person to run/walk with her. The back of the "Grown-Up" guide has a 5k training plan if you'd like to undertake the challenge!


We are getting ready to announce our online auction and preview of live auction items in connection with Lunafest to be held on Friday, November 3rd. You can have the first peek at what we have so far in the auction, as well as get ticketsto join us for a run & inspiring event.

If you have a product or service you could donate to the auction, we'd greatly appreciate it. Some ideas could include: a vacation rental in a near by location, pamper like services/product for our "Pamper Me" raffle, unique or one of a kind made items, gift certificates, etc. Donate your item by submitting this donation form.

Final 5k Reminders

Hello GOTR families,

I hope your daughters enjoy their final sessions this week of Girls on the Run. Parents have shared here and there about what the experience has been like, and we love hearing about the noticeable affects at home. Also would love to see photos and hear about the 5k experience. So please shoot your stories and images to me after all the fun is concluded this weekend!

Below are some final reminders about the 5k:


▪Girls do not need to register - it's included in their participation in GOTR.

▪They do need a running buddy in the race though - so that person needs to register and check in with the main race check-in.

▪If you're daughter needs a running buddy please let your coach know as they may be planning to run and/or can pair your daughter up with another girl.

▪If you are their running buddy and need assistance with the registration fee, just let me know!

REGISTER HERE - The fees increase a little after today, and then again on race day. The Color Me Fearless 5k is our biggest fundraiser for Girls on the Run and helps make scholarship for all girls who need it available. So thanks for registering and/or inviting your friends and family to come join the fun.


Friday, June 2nd - BBQ & bib bag pick up 3-7 p.m KB's Burritos in Hailey. Food will be served starting at 5 p.m., but feel free to stop by earlier if it's more convenient. Running buddies and other family members can get registered here as well and it will cost less than race morning. 
Saturday, June 3rd 
- Color Me Fearless 5k at Old Cutter's Park. Race begins at 10 a.m., but girls should check in between 9:00-9:30 a.m. so that they can have a chance to gather with their team, get ready and possibly a team picture, etc. If they picked up their bibs & bags on Friday, they can go directly to their team meeting spot (sign for each school).

- Post race fun: At Cutter's park we'll have Bubble Ball for a small fee, KB's Burritos, face painting, vendors and live music by the Haywire Hopefuls. So stay and enjoy!


At the start and at each mile we will have paint that will be thrown up and at you! It's food grade colored cornstarch that will wash from clothes. If you'd like to avoid the paint, you are welcome to run/walk around the stations, or hold back at the start as their will be a big cloud of paint for a few moments. But if you want full on color - dive right in!


Here's our adjusted course starting and ending at Old Cutter's Park in Hailey. We'll miss the trees and river of the Draper Preserve, but due to the flooding we had to relocate!

The final stretch of the spring season

The Final Stretch

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Hello GOTR families,

We are getting to the final weeks of the season, with exciting things still to come! Most groups will be running their practice 5k next week. So make sure your daughter has appropriate shoes and clothing for the weather. If any parents would like to join to help, we'd welcome it. Just be in contact with your girl's coach to arrange that.

Color Me Fearless 5k

Just a reminder that the season ending 5k is on June 3rd at 10 a.m. Due to the flooding in Hailey, we've moved the location of the race to Old Cutter's Park. Also, on Friday evening before the race we will be hosting a free BBQ at the bib bag pick up at KB's in Hailey. Food will be served starting at 5 p.m., so stop by with your daughter, pick up her race bag & bib, and enjoy a meal in celebration of the weekend's fun events!!

We will also have the items race morning for pick up. Girls need to arrive between 9-9:30 a.m. at Old Cutter's Park to check in race morning. They'll have a little time with their team before gathering at the start line at 9:45 for a warm up and team cheers!

Remember your girls need a running buddy that needs to register in the race. It is for not only the girls, but also for the whole community as our biggest fundraiser. REGISTER HERE with the coupon code "GOTRFAMILY" it will reduce one adult entry down to the lowest rate of $20. The code is only valid until May 15th. Other members can be added at normal registration rates.

Also if you can't be there or locate a running buddy for your daughter, let us know as we will assign her one or make sure she has a friend from her team to join.

Save your spot at Camp GOTR - July 24-28

Don't forget to get registered for Camp GOTR. The early discount rate of $250 is available until May 31st. We are so excited to offer this camp for the first time this summer. We have high school and college aged GOTR alumnae helping as counselors, five different non-profits that we will work with through out the week on community impact projects, creative expression through art/writing/acting, and signature GOTR exploration of life skills through physical activity.

Camp fee includes: 
* 5 days of lessons and activities conducted by certified GOTR Coaches (15 hours of instruction) 
* 5 days of community service project work with the Hunger Coalition, Sun Valley Solar Eclipse, 4H Healthy Living Advocates, Senior Connection, and Hailey Library STEM project
* lunch and snacks will be provided
* 1 official Camp GOTR t-shirt
* participation in the camp-ending athletic event
* a water bottle
* and a finisher's medallion.

Space is limited to 30 girls! Scholarships and payment plans are available. REGISTER NOW!


El tramo final!

Hola las familias GOTR,

Estamos llegando a las últimas semanas de la temporada, con cosas emocionantes aún por venir! La mayoría de los grupos correrán su práctica 5k la próxima semana. Por lo tanto, asegúrese de que su hija tenga zapatos y ropa adecuados para el clima. Si alguno de los padres quisiera unirse para ayudar, lo agradeceríamos. Sólo estar en contacto con el entrenador de su niña para organizar eso.

Color Me Fearless 5k

Sólo un recordatorio de que la temporada que termina 5k es el 3 de junio a las 10 de la mañana. Debido a las inundaciones en Hailey, hemos trasladado la ubicación de la carrera a Old Cutter's Park. También, el viernes por la noche antes de la carrera que será anfitrión de una barbacoa gratis en el bolso de bib de recogida en KB's Burritos en Hailey.

La comida se servirá a las 5 pm, así que traiga a su hija, recoger sus artículos para la carrera, y disfrutar de una comida en la celebración de los eventos divertidos del fin de semana!

Bolsas de carreras también se pueden recoger la mañana de la carrera. Las niñas deben llegar entre 9-9: 30 en Old Cutter's Park para comprobar en la mañana de carrera. Tendrán un poco de tiempo con su equipo antes de reunirse en la línea de salida a las 9:45 para un calentamiento y alegrías del equipo!

Recuerda que tus chicas necesitan un compañero que tenga que registrarse en la carrera. No sólo para las chicas, sino también para toda la comunidad como nuestro mayor recaudador de fondos. REGÍSTRATE AQUÍ con el código de cupón "GOTRFAMILY" que reducirá una entrada de adulto a la tasa más baja de $ 20. El código es válido hasta el 15 de mayo. Se pueden agregar otros miembros a tasas de registro normales.

Also if you can not be there or locate a running mate for your daughter, let us know as they will either assign you one or make sure you have a friend from your team to join.

Guarde su lugar en el Camp GOTR - del 24 al 28 de julio

Estamos muy emocionados de ofrecer este campamento por primera vez este verano. La tasa de descuento inicial de $ 250 está disponible hasta el 31 de mayo. Tenemos consejeros de la escuela secundaria y de la universidad, cinco diversas organizaciones sin fines de lucro con las cuales trabajaremos con a través de la semana en proyectos del impacto de la comunidad, expresión creativa a través del arte / escritura / actividad.

El costo del campamento incluye: 
* 5 días de lecciones y actividades realizadas por entrenadores GOTR certificados (15 horas de instrucción) 
* 5 días de trabajo en proyectos de servicio comunitario con la Coalición Hambre, Sun Valley Solar Eclipse, 4H Healthy Living Advocates, Senior Connection y Hailey Library Proyecto STEM
* Almuerzo y aperitivos serán proporcionados
* 1 camiseta oficial de Camp GOTR
* Participación en el evento atlético de finalización del campamento
* una botella de agua
* Y un medallón de acabado.

¡El espacio está limitado a 30 chicas! La beca está disponible. REGÍSTRATE AHORA

Announcing: Camp GOTR!

Dear current GOTR and recent participants,

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We wanted to let you know first, that we'll be hosting our first summer day camp option this July 24-28.  It will be announced in tomorrow's Weekly Sun summer camp special edition.  The camp will be limited to 30 girls.  Scholarships are available, as is payment plans. 

This one week program inspires girls rising to be 3rd-5th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident through a variety of creative and interactive outlets. The program is divided into two parts. In the morning, girls explore a life skills topic through physical activity, collaborative games and creative expression, including writing, acting and art. In the afternoon, the team engages in a community impact project or interacts with community role models to learn about leadership.  Community impact project partners include the Hunger Coalition, Blaine County Senior Connection, 4H, and City of Ketchum/Total Eclipse!

If you'd like more information or to register, visit: [](


Estimado GOTR actual y participantes reciente,

Queríamos hacerle saber primero que estaremos recibiendo nuestra primera opción de campamento de verano los días 24 - 28 de julio. Se anunciará en la edición especial del campamento de verano semanal de Sun. El campo estará limitado a 30 niñas. Las becas están disponibles, al igual que los planes de pago.

Este programa de un inspira la semana niñas subiendo a ser de grado 3 al 5 para ser alegre, sana y segura a través de una variedad de medios creativos e interactivos. El programa se divide en dos partes. Por la mañana, las niñas a explorar un tema habilidades para la vida a través de la actividad física, los juegos de colaboración y la expresión creativa, incluyendo la escritura, la actuación y el arte. Por la tarde, el equipo se involucra en un proyecto de impacto en la comunidad o interactúa con modelos de conducta comunidad para aprender sobre el liderazgo. socios del proyecto impacto en la comunidad incluyen la Coalición hambre y el condado de Blaine Senior Connection hasta ahora

Si desea obtener más información o registrarse,