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Finding Empowerment Through Running In Idaho — Especially During COVID-19

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A 'Girls on the Run' event from 2013, Seattle, WA.


Girls on the Run is a program for girls age 8-13 years old that promotes empowerment by teaching life skills through lessons and running. Because of COVID-19, the program here in southwest Idaho was shut down in March. However, as Girls on the Run gets set to celebrate 20 years in the state, the organization has been hard at work re-imagining how the program can still work.

Toni Ramey is the executive director of Girls on the Run for southwest Idaho and joins Idaho Matters live to talk about what they’re working on. 

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.