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    One girl put it this way, "I learned that I am the boss of my brain." Helping girls take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. You can also think of it as Can University—a place where girls learn that they can. No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable.

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

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.


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Coach of the Year 2014


GOTR coaches are one of the BIG reasons why Girls on the Run is so much fun! Girls can express why they believe their coach deserves to win the annual Coach of the Year Award. 

Garmin's SoleMate of the Month April 2014


"I want to send a different message to our young girls — a message that empowers girls to love and accept themselves right now in this moment and one that truly values health and wellness in all aspects of life." - Lauren.

Girls on the Run Twin Cities Lead is Cigna 2014 Volunteer of the Year


Kori Carlson, a co-founder of the Twin Cities chapter of Girls on the Run (GOTR), has been named Cigna's (NYSE: CI) Volunteer of the Year for 2013.

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