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Girls on the Run of Eau Claire (GOTR-EC) aims to build girls’ physical and mental strength through running. The group works with girls in third through fifth grade to help them build self-esteem, character, and positive self-image. The sessions are tied to a 10-week running program that ends with a 5K. “I love the positive message that the program sends,” said GOTR-EC council director Kim Gillett said. “The program gives girls tools to deal with situations in a positive way and presents running in a fun way.”

she also gained a great deal of confidence in general.” Many of the girls get a strong sense of the impact the GOTR sessions have on their lives. One participant commented, “I liked how it taught you how to handle your emotions and other tips to life. I got to spend more time with my dad.” Gillett said right now Girls on the Run of Eau Claire County is in 11 schools.

A parent whose daughter is in the program commented: “The GOTR-EC running club is the first and only athletic activity where our daughter enjoyed the activity and felt confident in her abilities. She not only excelled at running,

Winter Ride fat tire biking Linda Slowiak Photos by: Branden Nall, Project Inspyr

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Eau Claire Bike & Sport Powder Keg Snowshoe and fat bike races Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Eau Claire Expo Center & Lowes Creek County Park 5-mile Snowshoe Race, 2-mile Snowshoe Race/run/walk or 2-hour lapped Fat -Bike Race www.overdrivecycling.com

Feb. 2014 Queen of the Castle Magazine  

"Where the Heart Is" Issue Sarah Stokes' first issue as owner

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