The NDP Blazer Dash is a little over a week away and that means you are probably starting to think about putting together that all-important playlist to get you through the run. This year we thought we would help you out with some suggestion that get to the heart of what the Blazer Dash is all about.
Fighter- Christina Aguilera
This year we are challenging each of you to “Run like a Girl.” What does it mean to run like a girl? It means to run with determination, with commitment, with heart, and with a purpose. It means putting one foot in front of the other. It means never giving up; it means being a fighter!
Run the World (girls) – Beyonce
This song is the ultimate reminder of the power of girls! Running is symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome obstacles, you might feel like you can’t, but then you find your inner strength and realize you are capable of so much more. NDP teaches us that we are in control of our destiny. Our confidence strengthened by our faith makes us unbeatable!
If I Die Young – The Band Perry
The money raised through the Blazer Dash supports more than 25 endowed memorial funds. In remembering our sisters, we keep their spirits alive. In their name, girls—who might otherwise may be unable to—are able to attend NDP.
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
All of the sisters we lost were beautiful young ladies with bright futures. In memory of them, we encourage you to pick one of “our girls” and, along with her family, run for her this year.
- Is lacrosse your passion? Run for Yeardley!Are you inspired by Art? Run for Amanda!
- Are you intellectually curious and love to learn? Run for Aileen!
- Do you dream of pursuing a career in the military? Run for Chas!
- Run for the girl you sit next to in Biology lab, or for the girl struggling to fit in.
- Run for your big sister, or your little sister.
- Run for someone…run with purpose!
Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
As you prepare for the run, wear your “war paint”–whether you wear the name of the girl you are running for or the phrase “Run for Our Girls.” Show us you are a girl on fire @ #NDPBlazerDash.
It has been said that laughter is the fireworks of the soul. Most importantly, as you participate in the Blazer Dash, we want you to have FUN. We understand it’s hard to get up early on a Sunday morning to come to school and run, but we trust that you will do just that. You will set your alarm, get out of bed, and put on your war paint. You will show up to support your school, one another and our NDP Girls.