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Woodbury Heart & Sole: About Woodbury Heart & Sole

Fall and Spring 10 Week Program at Woodbury School (girls only)

About 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.

The Heart & Sole curriculum is rich with themes girls can relate to, addressing the whole girl—body, brain, heart, spirit and social connection—and building important life skills such as team building, developing a support system, boundary setting, decision making, asking for and providing help and more.

This 10-week program is accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level and considers the range of ages and varied experiences of middle schoolers. Physical activity includes strength and conditioning appropriate for this age group. The season culminates with the Girls on the Run 5k, which is the celebratory event that underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring they’ve been developing in the program and gives them a tangible sense of goal setting and achievement.


  • Practice days are Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:15-3:45.
  • Please notify one of the coaches if you child will not be attending a Heart & Sole practice.  See attendance policy tab for more details.
  • Please pick up at the front of the school, and you must sign off at time of pick-up with one of the coaches.

What your child should bring each day!

  • Practice clothes (dress appropriate for weather, bring layers)
  • Running sneakers
  • Water bottle
  • A snack will be provided, but participants can bring their own snack if they would like
  • A positive, happy attitude! :)

Coach Desmarais

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Andrea Desmarais
Woodbury School
206 Main Street
Salem, NH 03079