Recognizing the incredible benefit of this national program to our young women, we implemented the Girls on the Run program at TLC! during the 2012 school year. In the years since, we have seen this powerful program build the confidence, self-image, and physical health of many of our girls. 


The 10 week program, held twice weekly from September and October, culminates in a regional 5K buddy run event in Asheville, where girls from our school get to meet girls from GOTR and Heart & Sole programs all over our WNC region. This inspiring event is always a huge hit with parents, teachers, and students. 


We are proud to partner with this empowering, uplifting organization to bring a fun, fit, and unifying program to our young ladies. 


Grades 3-5: Girls on the Run

"Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique."


From the GOTR website

Grades 6-8: Heart & Sole

"Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s new program for middle school girls! Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond.."


From the GOTR website

COST- No Girl Will be Turned

Away for Financial Reasons

Your fee includes: 

  • 10 weeks and 20 lessons conducted by trained, CPR/FA certified and background checked GOTR coaches

  • Lesson handouts and materials

  • A Girls on the Run t-shirt & water bottle

  • Registration for the Girls on the Run 5k event at the end of session

  • A medal and goody bag at the 5K event

  • End of session certificates and awards

  • Liability Insurance for program participants and coaches

The starting cost for the 10 week program and 5k race is $125. However, the GOTR organizations offers a sliding fee scale through scholarships for families who need them!


Talk to your Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole coach, and she will help you find out what the cost for your family can be. We want all girls to be able to experience this great program, and we'll find a way for any girl who is interested to take part. 


The Learning Center! Charter School

945 Conaheeta St, Murphy, NC 28906

phone: 828-835-7240

fax: 828-835-9471

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