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End of Season Kudos and Reflections…

November 24, 2009

The New Balance GOTR Fall 2009 season and 5K are now behind us, but the reflections, compliments, and photos keep pouring in! Check out some of the kudos to and reflections on GOTR from the Atlanta community:

  • GOTR mom and Atlanta Journal Constitution  blogger Maureen Downey wishes that “we could put health-oriented programs like Girls on the Run at every school.” Her blog and comment is based on CDC’s new (and heavily-published) county-by-county obesity report that shows that rates of obesity are highest in the Southeast.
  • Taylor from Atlanta’s 104.7 The Fish served as a GOTR coach this season. She briefly discussed her experience, encouraged people to sign up as coaches, and posted photos from the 5K on their Facebook page! 
  • Donna Lowry of 11 Alive ran a story on GOTR. View it here!
  • Karen Rigsbee, a GOTR mom, had this to say about GOTR: “My daughter learned a lot during the 9 weeks of curriculum, but the accomplishment and pride she earned on race day gave her so much more. Thank you for this program, I believe it will be a moment in her life that she will always remember.”
  • GOTR participants from Garrison Mill Elementary say:

“The best things about GOTR were:

  • Running and doing activities
  • The relay races!
  • Meeting new people
  • Learning how to be a better person
  • Crazy 8’s!”


“At GOTR, I learned:

  • To be more active
  • To pace myself
  • To be very nice
  • To make a lot of friends, that smoking is bad for you, and many more things!
  • To respect myself
  • To care more about myself and others
  • That people can be fake in magazines and friends are important
  • That drugs are bad for you”

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