5 Ways for GOTR families to stay active and engaged during the Summer

Posted by Cberg in on Fri 06/08/2018 10:07

Summer time in St. Louis is one of our favorite seasons!  There are so many ways for our Girls on the Run and families to be active and engaged! Here are our top  #FridayFive for Summer 2018!

Summer Speedwork

Make this the summer you tackle that speed goal in a fun, FREE environment! Our friends at Big River Running and Washington University Program in Physical Therapy Running Clinic offer track workouts designed to increase speed with the goal of peaking at the 5k distance at the end of the summer – all while keeping you healthy and moving!


$5 Fridays at Smoothie King!

As if we couldn’t love our friends at Smoothie King any more, enjoy healthy, delicious smoothies for just $5 EVERY Friday! They also just replaced their Styrofoam cups with recyclable plastic, so you can feel good about your health and the environment!


Practical Learning for Your Girl on the Run:

St. Louis Children’s Hospital are the guardians of childhood! Is your GOTR ready to stay home alone? Is your GOTR interested in babysitting? Want information on how to control asthma symptoms during the summer?  St Louis Children's hospital has a class for that! For more information about these classes and other events, click HERE.


Food Truck Fun!

If you have been at any of our 5ks, you know we have some favorite food trucks! Several will be part of the Sauce Food Truck Fridays, one of the best outdoor food events in St. Louis happening monthly at Tower Grove Park (home of the first GOTR-STL 5k!). Find Zia’s Food Truck, Slice of the Hill, Mission Taco Truck and Sarah’s Cake Stop there! Our friends at Sia’s Italian Ice are ready to provide the perfect refreshment for summer, too!

The St. Louis Surge!

We are excited to launch a partnership with our town’s very own two-time national champion women’s professional basketball team, The St. Louis Surge. Stay tuned for more information about this partnership, but plan to join us on Saturday, June 23 at the Washington University Field House for Girls on the Run Night with the Surge! Learn more about the team and see how empowered women empower girls – and a whole community!