Executive director Lisa Johnson from Girls on the Run appeared on 9NEWS Thursday morning.
Johnston says the girls work up to running a 5K and play games during the run that teach them things that help them learn life skills. They learn everything from nutrition to how to stand up for yourself.
"It's an after-school program for elementary- and middle-school girls. We use the power of running to help girls gain self esteem and self confidence," Johnson said.
More than 2,500 girls go through the program each year.
Gillian Findley is a girl on the run. She appeared with Johnson on 9NEWS Thursday morning as well.
"We run laps at our school," Findley said.
The girls are training for the Race for Fetal Hope 5K. It's on Nov. 11, 2012 at Washington Park in Denver. It is open to everyone.
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