Girls on the Run

   


                
   

Welcome to Girls on the Run!– a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 5th grade. Ourmission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun,experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

The 10-lesson Girls on theRun curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event withlessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance theirproblem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplishedthrough an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools,volunteers, staff, and the community.

Girls on the Run is an Independent Council of
Girls on the Run International, which has a network of 200+ locations across the United States and Canada.

Girls on the Run® is a501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girlknows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue herdreams.

Meeting twice a week insmall teams of 8-15 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic,conversation-based lessons and running games. The 10-lesson curriculum istaught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts:understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understandinghow we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspireand motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidencethrough accomplishment. At each season's conclusion, the girls and theirrunning buddies, complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls atangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achievinglife goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teachinggirls that they can.

Our Mission
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun,experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Vision
We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitlesspotential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Our Core Values
Girls on the Run honors its core values. We strive to:
•    Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional inour decision making
•    Embrace our differences and find strength in ourconnectedness
•    Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words,thoughts and actions
•    Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
•    Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
•    Stand up for ourselves and others