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Girls on the Run

Founded in 1996, Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit organization that has served over 2.25 million girls across North America, with over 165,000 girls served in 2023.

Meeting in small teams and led by trained volunteer coaches, girls build confidence and develop essential physical, emotional and social skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and movement. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

2023 Achievements

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Coast-to-Coast Impact

Girls on the Run served over 165,000 girls through our network of 160+ councils across the U.S., as well as Ottawa, Canada.

Hello, Superstar!

Working with experts in disability inclusion, diversity and equity, positive youth development, and more, Girls on the Run program staff wrote, piloted and assessed a powerful and inspiring new curriculum to meet the needs of today’s girl. Hello, Superstar! is the first in a three-part series launching in Spring 2024, with each of the remaining curricula in the Confidence Suite releasing over the next two years.

Investing in Women in Coaching

Girls on the Run engaged 50,000 coaches to lead girls last year. Of those, 98% were women.

Girls on the Run staff updated their National Coach Training with timelier-than-ever tools for Girls on the Run coaches to become empowering mentors for their teams.

Investing in Councils

Girls on the Run’s headquarters provided more than $1.6 million to their council network to ensure their programs remained accessible to all girls who wished to participate.

National SoleMates Team

Girls on the Run collaborated with Fleet Feet to build a team of enthusiastic individuals fundraising for their local Girls on the Run councils.

How to Support GOTR

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Find a Council Near You

With a council network serving 77% of the United States, there’s likely a council near you! Discover ways to support your local Girls on the Run, from being a coach, to signing up for the 5K or even volunteering at a local event. No matter how you choose to participate, you will be inspiring and empowering girls. Connect with your local council to get involved today!

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Donate to GOTR

Investing in Girls on the Run could not be more critical. U.S. nonprofits dedicated to women and girls, like GOTR, consistently receive less than 2% of giving. Rewrite that narrative and help more girls connect to a confidence-building program as unique and special as they are. Give today!

Donors can choose whether to support girls from coast to coast, or direct funds to their local council.

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Know a Girl who can Benefit?

Girls on the Run encourages girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Our tested curriculum blends physical activity with skill development that enables girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. In today’s unpredictable world, the strategies learned at Girls on Run are more important than ever.