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29629 La Ladera Road

Menifee, CA 92584

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Please read the information provided in its ENTIRETY prior to registering.

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Is your troop attending the 2017 COOKIE KICKOFF GSSGC 5K COLOR DASH on JANURARY 14th?

The objective of the Couch to 5K program is not weight loss; rather it is a program for beginning runners to ease into a regular exercise routine that they will continue to follow after the event is over. Girls learn exercise is fun, social, goal-oriented, and is behavior that just happens to have health benefits.

Working towards a common goal with their friends provides girls with the social support they are looking for in their desire to be “normal healthy.”

Imagine; 100 girls will experience the joy of reaching their goal to run in and finish the Colorful Dash 5K because they have appropriate running shoes and access to the resources of the program. Girls will be part of this run club that promotes regular exercise.

After our many run sessions plus nutritional courses, see outline below, girls and female Moms / Leaders will complete a retrospective survey to assess program impact, current level of physical activity, and their motivation to stay active and eat healthy. Anticipated outcomes you should feel at the end of this couch to 5k opportunity:

  • Participants will report feeling healthier.
  • Participants will express a sense of personal accomplishment and increased confidence.
  • Participants will feel that barriers to an active lifestyle (including lack of access to proper running shoes, lack of support, and lack of information on fitness and nutrition) have been removed during this program.
  • Participants will report improved physical endurance and strength.
  • Participants will report making healthier food choices.

Walk, Dance, Skip, Jog or Run, let’s train at your own pace and have FUN!


  • New shoes – 1 pair per girl participating (more detail to come)
  • Entrance to Colorful Dash – each participant who complete ENTIRE program will receive the entrance and Colorful Dash Swag.
  • Nutritional coaching – 1 session per girl
  • Heart Rate monitor watch
  • Tshirt
  • Water bottle
  • Custom patch

RUNNING: One May be missed w/ email approval

Where: La Ladera Park

29629 La Ladera Rd

Menifee, CA 92584

Time: 4-5:30pm

Dates: Nov. 1, 15, 29

Dec. 13

Jan. 10

Tennis shoes required. Adult supervision must stay with participants. NO DROP OFFS!


Where: SW Girl Scout Office

40880 County Center Dr.

Temecula, Ca 92591

Time: 4:30 – 7:30pm

Dates: 10/20 or 10/27 - PICK ONE

*Bring a healthy bagged dinner



What levels may participate in the program?

Brownies – Ambassadors may participate

Safety wise ratios for all other levels will be enforced. Failure to comply will result in an absence of the training session for all girls present with your group.

Tags are not eligible to earn incentives, but may participate with adult supervision.

The recommended adult-to-girl ratios are two non-related adults (at least one of whom is female) to every:

• 12 Girl Scout Brownies

• 16 Girl Scout Juniors

• 20 Girl Scout Cadettes

• 24 Girl Scout Seniors

• 24 Girl Scout Ambassadors

Plus one adult to each additional:

• 6 Girl Scout Brownies

• 8 Girl Scout Juniors

• 10 Girl Scout Cadettes

• 12 Girl Scout Seniors

• 12 Girl Scout Ambassadors

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

714.724.9322 - Nicole Zundel

831.254.2696 - Jennifer Sessions

Do we have to attend every single date listed on the event flyer?

Per the running dates, ONE session may be missed with prior email approval.

The nutrition sessions are MANDATORY. Failure to comply will result in the forfeiture of your incentive entrance to Colorful Dash 2017 and Swag product. Please choose one date, first come first serve.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

RUNNING: Please bring a full reusable water bottle. No sugary sports drinks. Tennis shoes required with proper socks. No valuables! We will be at a park and unable to carry personal items during our training sessions.

NUTRITION: Please bring a healthy sack dinner with your name clearly indicated and full reusable water bottle.

Are Tags allowed at the Nutrition Sessions?

All levels – Brownies - Ambassadors will be drop off only.

Will Tags receive incentives?

Tags will not receive incentives, but may participate in the running programming.

We are looking forward to a wonderful event and can't wait to have some fitness fun!

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