James Madison University

Girls Have H.E.A.R.T- Healthy Eating and Running Today!

Utilizing running to build health lifestyles and confidence in girls

Girls Have H.E.A.R.T. is a 10-week running program that aims to help 3rd and 4th grade girls develop healthy habits through non-competitive running and informative nutrition lessons. The main goal of Girls Have H.E.A.R.T is to teach the importance of building a healthy lifestyle through fun and interactive activity and to enhance the self-esteem and self-worth of our participants.

Girls Have H.E.A.R.T. 2015

Where: Waterman Elementary School
When: February 11th – April 28th – Thursdays: 3:45-5:15pm *Girls Have Heart will not meet on March 10th & March 31st due to JMU’s and Waterman Elementary’ s academic calendars. 

$15 for the 10-week program
* need-based fee waivers are available upon request

Program includes:

  • T-shirt
  • Weekly Snacks
  • Endurance-building activities and games
  • Lessons about positive self-esteem, confidence, and more

For more information, feel free to contact the Morrison Bruce Center at morrisonbrucecenter@jmu.edu.


  • Girls Golf
    Fall 2016 Dates:
  • - September 10th (Mulligan’s)
    - October 8th (Mulligan’s)
    - October 22nd (Mulligan's) - Rain Location – Godwin Hall, JMU
    - November 12th (Godwin)
    - December 3rd (Godwin)
  • All sessions will run from 9:00-12:00pm, unless otherwise noted.
    Open to all girls aged 7-17, and girls can register at any time!
  • Healthy Kids
    Fall 2016 Dates:
    Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30pm 
    September 13th to December 6th
    Godwin Hall, JMU
    * There will be no program on November 23rd due to JMU’s academic calendar
  • Barbells and Brunch
    Sunday, November 13th
  • Contact the Morrison Bruce Center at morrisonbrucecenter@jmu.edu with questions or to register for any of our programs!