Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is proud to be a key partner for Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Greater Kansas City’s 5K events that reach more than 1,500 girls annually.
Each season Blue KC provides scholarships for girls to participate in the program designed for third through eighth graders. The fun and experience-based curriculum integrates running and inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident in their own shoes.
Since its inception in 1996, this program has helped more than 110,000 girls annually in the Kansas City area. The 10-week GOTR program combines training for a 5K with lessons about positive body image, resisting peer pressure, substance abuse, nutrition, standing up to bullying and making healthy decisions. Each session is led by trained, volunteer coaches that guide and mentor girls through a fun and uplifting curriculum.
The running aspect of the program helps to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong fitness and build confidence through achievements. At the end of each season, the girls complete a 5K run with their fellow teammates and coaches.
Register for the Girls on the Run Spring 5k!
Don’t miss the fun on Saturday, May 20th at Arrowhead Stadium.