Girls on the Run nurtures strength of mind and body, both on and off the track. Our fun program intentionally builds a sense of belonging, positivity, and confidence, so girls learn to say, “I can!”
The true success of the program is in the words of the girls who participate:
“Girls on the Run made me realize that I am the boss of my brain.”
“I know that whatever I set my mind to do, I can do.”
“At Girls on the Run I learned how to be comfortable in my own skin!”
"Girls on the Run is a wonderful place for a girl to set aside her troubles and have a great time! My name is Lindsey, and ‘Girls On The Run,’ has helped me through a tough time in so many ways. In September, my mom was diagnosed with Breast cancer. So I heard first about the cancer one day after practice. I was so upset. But my coaches Maribel and Bonnie helped me through this tough time. Everyone in the girls on the run family was so supportive and helpful to me. My mom had surgery and is going through chemotherapy right now. But the doctor said her prognosis is excellent. Girls On The Run has helped me in so many ways. If there is a girl that wants to make new friends, run, maybe escape from their troubles, or just have some fun, than you should try this fantastic organization out!" ~ Lindsey 6th Grade GOT Participant
That is success.
Girls develop essential skills to help them navigate their world and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory running event.
Girls on the Run matters.
Girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act and who they should be. By adolescence, girls’ confidence drops, friendships become more complicated and challenging, girls’ perception of their academic ability declines, and participation in physical activity plummets.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
When girls develop and strengthen life skills, they can thrive. We believe that every girl is inherently full of power and potential. Girls can take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable.
Every girl deserves the opportunity to participate. You can help ensure that she does become a Girl on the Run.
Your gift, large or small, has an impact on the life of a girl. You'll help transform her life as she learns to unleash the confidence and unstoppable strength that every girl possesses. Your gift will transform the life of a girl forever.
Won't you give a gift that represents your belief that a girl deserves to learn how to overcome life's obstacles and not only survive, but thrive?