Girls Running Is a Guide to a Healthy, Lifelong Running Experience

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Running Coaches Melody Fairchild and Elizabeth Carey Deliver a Resource for Girl Runners

Boulder, CO, USA — August 11, 2020 — Girls Running: All You Need to Strive, Thrive, and Run Your Best is a toolkit that empowers girls to have a healthy, successful, and informed running experience. Inspired by former high–school phenom Melody Fairchild’s running journey, and with coaching insight from Fairchild and co-author Elizabeth Carey, this guide is written by in-the-know female runners to educate and support young women for a lifetime of running. Girls Running is available now in bookstores and online. For more information, visit

Young women face unique challenges and this guide answers their questions head-on. How to handle body changes, eating disorders, mental health, and the pressures of competitive running at a young age are just some of the topics discussed in this manual for middle and high school athletes. Backed by science, research, and over 100,000 miles of experience, Fairchild and Carey answer some of the toughest and most personal questions that girls, parents, and coaches may have.

At a time when girls need positive resources more than ever, Girls Running is an engaging, no-nonsense guide to help them thrive and run their best.

Girls Running: All You Need to Strive, Thrive, and Run Your Best
Melody Fairchild and Elizabeth Carey
Paperback. Two-color interior with illustrations throughout.
5.75″ x 8″, 240 pp., $19.95, 9781948007184

Melody Fairchild is a former high school and collegiate champion, world-class athlete, and Olympic Trials qualifier. Melody has coached youth running programs for nearly 20 years and is the founder of the Melody Fairchild’s Girls Running Camp, which gives young runners the skills to thrive in high school, college, and beyond.

Elizabeth Carey is a writer and running coach. Her work has been published by the New York Times, Runner’s World, Outside, Trail Runner magazine, and PodiumRunner. She has coached athletes of all ages and ran Division I cross country and track for Columbia University.