Summer's Blog

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Glorious Girls On The Run

on November 9, 2016

I am a part of an after school activity called Girls On The Run.  (GOTR)  It is where girls from your school in 3rd-5th grade can sign up and join.  Girls from all over the USA have teams for it.  At my school, there are two teams.  I am on the Green Team, and it has 9 members.  The other team is the Purple Team, I was on that team last season.  There is a spring season, and a fall season.  My favorite is the fall season.  It is my favorite because I LOVE running in colder weather.

At the beginning of the season, we each come up with a special GOTR name.  It is an adjective that has to start with the same letter or sound that you put at the beginning of your actual name.  I am Spirited Summer.

I have been in Girls On The Run ever since I could- at the beginning of 3rd Grade.  Ever since I could remember, I had fun at GOTR.  We talk about things like gratitude, making friends, showing empathy, our strengths, and so on.  Each team has 4 coaches.  Our head coach is Joyous Jess.

After we talk, we do some stretches and a warm up game.  Then we usually talk about what we are doing for our work out, which is when we run around our school field.  Most of the time we have lap counters to count how many laps we do so that we can write it on our Identity Cards.

At the end of each practice, we nominate people for an energy cheer.  They go in the middle of our circle.  Some of our energy cheers are called Fire Cracker, Fan-Tastic, Banana, Mohawk, and so on.  Then we all do the energy cheer, and then put our hands in the middle.  At the count of three, we lift our hands up and say, “GIRLS ON THE RUN IS SO MUCH FUN!”  Well, because it is.

We do GOTR to learn and practice for a 5k at the end of each season.  In the spring, it is at F&M.  In the fall, it is at Millersville University.  Each girl has a running buddy to run with them.  My running buddy this season is my aunt, Kylie.  We are going to dress up all crazy and awesome.  A 5k is 3.1 miles long.  There are lots of people there, probably over 5,000 or so.

Our last GOTR practice for this season before the 5k is on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016.  The 5k is on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 this season.  After the 5k, we have a Final Celebration to celebrate.  Then we take a long break before the next season starts.  It is so exciting!

Want to read about some similar topics?  Read about Leila’s Intruder Drill Post on her blog!

Read about Courtney’s Trip to the Beach!

#STUBC Week 5 2016


13 Responses to “Glorious Girls On The Run”

  1. Miss W. says:

    G’day Summer,
    Love this post on GOTR. I have never heard of it before.

    I also like the way you have included links to other posts by students in your class. Maybe you could have included one for GOTR as well.

  2. Mia says:

    Hi Summer,
    I am Mia from Sydney, Australia. I can see that you are regular poster. For the student blogging challenge next week I need to add people from over seas to my blogroll so I am thinking of adding you. If you want to add me check out my blog at

  3. salma says:

    I am Salma
    I am from Qatar International School an I love you blog
    look forward to blogging with you!!!!!

  4. Jayah Fuqua says:

    Hi Summer I have never heard of GOTR before but from watching your slide show I have learned a lot about it.

  5. Linnea says:

    I have added you on my blogroll! You are an amazing blogger, and I enjoy reading your blog! If you would like to add me my URL is:

    I hope you continue posting!

  6. Sydney says:

    Hi summer, It’s Sydney, do you remember me? I love everything about your blog and really just had to comment on this. My school also has GOTR and I have done it 2 years in a row. I will most likely not do it this year beacause my calender is already booked. I am thinking of adding you to my blogroll for the 5th weeks blogging challenge beacause I love your blog so much. By the way I almost lost your blog URL. Please leave your URL EVERY time you comment. Love your blog,

    From Your old pal, Sydney

    My URL is

  7. krock950 says:

    I love your post Summer, especially because it is about GOTR!!! I wish that you put in some other people’s Girls on the run names in your post. I wonder if you are going to do heart and sole.

    Please come and comment on my blog!!! 🙂

  8. Maya says:

    Hello, my name is Maya from Qatar International School.
    1.I loved your blog about (GOTR). I wish we had the same think in my school, it’s really good exercise.
    2.What is F&M?
    3.Maybe you can add some more adjectives.

  9. umblepz4 says:

    Hi Summer, It’s Kaylie. If you remember I was in you GOTR group this year. I hope you will do it in the spring. I know I will.

    Go to my blog at

  10. Sarah says:

    Hi Summer,
    This program is super cool, and it sounds like a lot of fun. How long have you been participating? Please visit my blog

  11. Karah (The person who visited your site) says:

    Oh wow! You also like to run? I love to run too! At my school, there is this event called “Monsoon Marathon”, but it was never competing with other schools. So consider yourself a lucky person! Hope you could visit my blog when you are free! My blog link is

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