Girls on the Run

The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County is partnering with Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa to expand their program into Black Hawk County this spring.The volunteer-led program brings together groups of 8-15 girls for a ten-week program that encourages personal development, team building and connection to the community. For more details on Girls on the Run, visit

Girls on the Run Iowa has inspired girls in the Eastern Iowa area for over ten years and has impacted the lives of thousands of girls. This season, Girls on the Run will be offered at 37 locations, including three sites in Black Hawk County: Lou Henry Elementary in Waterloo, Poyner Elementary in Evansdale, and Aldrich Elementary in Cedar Falls.

A generous program sponsorship by VGM Group is ensuring that this program is available to any girl, regardless of financial resources. The program is also supported by a grant from Teen Trust of the Northeast Iowa Community Foundation.

The spring season begins Monday, February 18. The registration packet can be found below. Please fill out the packet and return it to the Y to secure your spot.

Girls on the Run Registration Packet

Program Details for each site:

Aldrich Elementary

  • Practice Time: Tuesday/Thursday 4-5:15 pm
  • For Grades: 3rd through 6th

Lou Henry Elementary

  • Practice Time: Tuesday/Thursday 4 – 5:15 pm
  • For Grades: 3rd through 5th

Poyner Elementary

  • Practice Time: Monday/Wednesday 4 – 5:15 pm
  • For Grades: 3rd through 5th

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The YMCA isn’t ONLY about getting in shape. It is a community resource organization, aimed at improving the spirit, mind, and body of all who want to participate.

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