Who We Are
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5K running event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible, and teaching girls that they can.
YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
A recent independent study showed that the Girls on the Run is superior in promoting positive youth development, makes a stronger impact than organized sports & PE classes in teaching life skills, and is effective in driving transformative change in the lives of young girls. Perhaps even more powerful than these findings? Witnessing the transformation of a girl first-hand:
"If you are a girl who is bad at making friends and nobody understands how you're feeling and you sit alone each day….that was me. I was that person out of the crowd. Then, I joined Girls on the Run. It changed my life! Now I have people who understand me. I love my life because of GOTR." - Colleen, Age 9
Your gift makes a difference in the lives of girls like Colleen. An investment in Girls on the Run supports curriculum enrichment & development so that lessons remain relevant to today’s girls and the issues they face, funds coach & volunteer trainings to ensure quality program delivery, and furthers a commitment to access & inclusion in order for all girls to have the opportunity to understand and activate their limitless potential.