Secret Essay Contest

Secret wants to know “How does Girls on the Run give you confidence to pursue your dreams?”

Participants from the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 seasons are eligible to enter. Secret will award $500 to five girls and $3,500 to the corresponding five councils. Winners will be selected from two grade categories: 3rd – 5th grade (4 winners) and 6th – 8th grade (1 winner).

Click here for the entry form and official rules. Girls can bring their completed forms to their coaches for mailing, or mail themselves! (Entries must be received by May 5 on an official entry form or 8-1/2″” x 11″ paper!)
Here are some key details:
  • If blank paper is used, please make sure the girl lists all of the information required on the official entry form (name, council, grade etc.) and that these are signed and dated by their legal guardian.
  • All entries must be signed by a parent or legal guardian or they will not be accepted.
  • Essays must be 300 words or fewer and handwritten. Typed entries will not be judged unless a documented disability exists which prohibits writing by hand.
  • Essays will be judged on the following criteria:
  1. Originality & Creativity (40%)
  2. Inspirational Value of Essay (25%)
  3. Appropriateness of Essay to Theme (35%)
If you have any questions, please contact Jennette at

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