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Girls on the Run Receives Longitudinal Research Grant

07/15/2014

Girls on the Run International is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the Reemprise Fund, which will support a longitudinal research study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of participating in the Girls on the Run (GOTR) program on positive youth development. The funding will allow GOTR to conduct the rigorous research necessary to demonstrate the efficacy of the program and ensure long-term sustainability of the organization.  Dr. Maureen R. Weiss, University of Minnesota (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/kin/faculty/mrweiss.html), and Dr. Rita DeBate, University of South Florida (http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/cfh/Rita+Debate+PhD.htm), established youth development researchers, will conduct the longitudinal study over the course of three years.

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running and other physical activities to optimize physical, social, and psychological development. The GOTR curricula is the heart of the program, providing pre-adolescent girls with the necessary tools to embrace their individual strengths as they enter middle and high school. In addition, physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a GOTR 5k event.  This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum.   In 2013, 217 councils in 47 states and Canada served 147,000+ girls, engaged 72,000+ volunteers and hosted 259 5K events.

The Reemprise Fund grant, which was established at the Foundation for the Carolinas to encourage entrepreneurial ventures by nonprofits, will allow Girls on the Run to build upon the success the program has already realized. Results from this study are essential to the future growth and success of the program. For more information, please contact Dr. Allison Riley, Vice President, Programming and Evaluation, at ariley@girlsontherun.org.

For more information about Reemprise Fund, go to https://www.fftc.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=2998.

 

Spring 2014 Secret Essay Winners Announced!

06/11/2014

We are excited to announce the 5 winners of Secret’s annual essay contest. Through this contest contestants were encouraged to share ‘How does Girls on the Run give you confidence to pursue your dreams'! Essay winners will each receive $500 and their council will receive $3,500. Many thanks to our National Sponsor, Secret for their support of Girls on the Run!

3rd – 5th Grade

Jaelyn – GOTR of Tri County, SC

Refa – GOTR of Magee-Womens Hospital

Shaylee – GOTR of Northeast Florida

Sarah – GOTR of Ottawa & Allegan Counties

6th – 8th Grade                 

Savannah – GOTR of Central New York

 

Garmin's SoleMate of the Month: Why Amy Runs to Empower Girls

05/20/2014

"Becoming a SoleMate was the logical evolution of my involvement with Girls on the Run. I have coached teams with my daughter and without my daughter, am a Team Adelaide member, and have encouraged everyone with a daughter to participate in this outstanding program. "

Learn more about Amy and why she is a SoleMate on Garmin's blog: http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2014/05/solemate-of-the-month-amy-bencomo-gotr-silicon-valley.html#.U3t_6PldVOE

 

Girls on the Run Announces Partnership with Black Girls Run!

05/09/2014

Today Girls on the Run International announced its partnership with Black Girls RUN!, that encourages African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority.  

 “Girls on the Run International and Black Girls RUN! share a common goal of promoting healthy lifestyles to women and girls,”  said Elizabeth Kunz, President of Girls on the Run, “Members of Black Girls RUN! have long supported our girls as coaches and parents and we are enthusiastic about sharing their mission with the mothers, friends and family of our participants.”

“As a Girls on the Run coach, I see firsthand the impact the program has on motivating girls to be healthy and active,” said Toni Carey, founder of Black Girls RUN!. “We look forward to involving our members in inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.”

This partnership will connect women to like-minded organizations focused on ensuring all girls have the opportunity to know and activate their limitless potential.  Some ways Black Girls RUN! and Girls on the Run International will work together include:

·         Encouraging BGR! members to participate as GOTR volunteers, coaches or SoleMates

·         Engaging GOTR families, coaches and volunteers to participate in BGR!

·         Ensuring African-American girls can participate in GOTR by providing scholarships for participants in minority/majority schools

·         Supporting the missions of each organization through awareness and co-branded messaging

 

About Girls on the Run

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.

 

About Black Girls Run!

Black Girls RUN! is a national running group launched in 2009 by Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks. The organization has grown to include more than 70 running groups across the nation with more than 96,000 members.  The group was created to combat the obesity epidemic among women in the African- American community and dispel the myth that black women do not run.  The groups include beginner and experienced runners and provide a support system to help members reach their fitness goals. Black Girls RUN! provides a community and inspires all women to run. For more information about Black Girls RUN!, visit www.BlackGirlsRUN.com.

 

We Are Very Excited to Introduce Our New Digital Storybook!

05/02/2014

When the weather turns stormy, what's a Girls on the Run team to do? Find out how girls unleash their creativity and make lasting connections through the LEGO Friends Building Exercises.
http://www.girlsontherun.org/lego-story

 
 

Coach of the Year 2014

04/17/2014

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 through writing, coloring, drawing, painting, bedazzling… you name it! Spring program participants can submit the Spring 2014 Entry FormAll entries must be postmarked June 15th, 2014. 

GRAND PRIZE: 

  • The Coach will receive $1,000 and a trip to the January 2015 Girls on the Run Summit!
  • The council will receive $500!
  • The participant whose nomination was selected will receive $100!

RUNNER UP PRIZES (two selected):

  • The Coaches will receive $250
  • The councils will receive $250
  • The participants whose nominations were selected will receive a Girls on the Run fun bag!

Spring 2014 nominations will be combined with those collected in the fall 2013.  Please email contests@girlsontherun.org with any questions.

 

Garmin's SoleMate of the Month April 2014

04/10/2014

"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." Read more from SoleMate Lauren on Garmin's blog. 

http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2014/04/motivate-the-next-generation-join-solemates-for-girls-on-the-run.html#.U0DLyPldU3C

 

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

04/08/2014

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – April 4, 2014 – 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.

Carlson, a business product senior specialist at Cigna, was one of two co-founders who built a chapter of Girls on the Run International in the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area. The organization nurtures the strengths of girls in third through eighth grades by inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident. Certified Girls on the Run coaches empower girls with the skills and attitudes to live a healthy lifestyle during a critical time in their development.. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event.

Carlson’s dedication toward helping girls develop skills through running came from her own experience on her high school cross country team and, later, though the loss of her mother to cancer. In 200- Kori helped launch the Salt Lake City chapter of Girls on the Run. When she moved to the Twin Cities in 2008 and found there was no local chapter, she knew she had to start one.

“Running helped me through so much,” Carlson said. “It helped me find my place and experience sportsmanship and the support of a team when I was in high school and then it gave me an outlet while I was grieving the loss of my mother. I wanted to help give girls the chance to grow as I did through physical activity.

“To have my employer’s support is so important to the success of Girls on the Run in the Twin Cities. I’m so grateful to be named Volunteer of the Year, especially since I was chosen for the honor from so many Cigna employees who do such great work in their communities,” Carlson said.

“By bringing Girls on the Run to the Twin Cities, Kori has directly affected the health and well-being of hundreds of girls,” said David Cordani, Cigna's CEO. “Cigna employees take those extra steps to help those we serve in our work and in our communities. Kori is a prime example of this. We’re proud to have her as part of our team and we’re thrilled to honor her as Cigna Employee of the Year.”

The Cigna Foundation also announced today that Girls on the Run was named a 2014 World of Difference Grant recipient.

Carlson will be honored with a $5,000 donation to Girls on the Run in the Twin Cities from the Cigna Foundation and a $2,500 personal award from Cigna, which she will receive today at a luncheon with Cigna CEO David Cordani at the company’s Bloomfield, Conn. headquarters.

The Cigna Volunteer of the Year is chosen by the Cigna Foundation, with input from the Points of Light Hands on Network, from twelve volunteers recognized monthly throughout the year.

 

About Cigna and the Cigna Foundation

Founded in 1962, the Cigna Foundation is a private foundation funded by contributions from Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) and its subsidiaries. The Cigna Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where Cigna employees live and work. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

 

About Girls on the Run International

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity–based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 8th grade designed to develop and enhance girls’ competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. At Girls on the Run, trained and supportive coaches and volunteers teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goals of the program are to develop and improve competence, unleash confidence through accomplishment, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community, all while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. For more information about Girls on the Run® visit www.girlsontherun.org.

 

 

 

Girls on the Run Named as 1st Cigna Foundation World of Difference Grant Recipient

04/07/2014

BLOOMFIELD, CT – April 4, 2014  – The Cigna Foundation today announced its first World of Difference grant to Girls on the Run (GOTR) International, a program that nurtures the strengths of girls in third through eighth grades by inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident.  The Cigna Foundation established the new $100,000 grant program this year to work with nonprofits who are improving children’s wellness, senior care, women’s health and health equity – which represent the four social priorities for Cigna's corporate responsibility platform known as Cigna Connects.  Grant recipients are chosen according to Cigna’s mission and opportunities to work with Cigna toward achieving meaningful change with measurable impact in health and well-being.   

“Cigna has a strong brand promise: We’ll nurture your unique strengths to help you achieve your full potential.  We look forward to expressing our brand through supporting Girls on the Run – an organization dedicated to enhancing all aspects of a girl’s development,” said David Figliuzzi, executive director of the Cigna Foundation. 

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls which teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The 24-lesson 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. Over the course of the program, girls develop their competence, confidence, character, compassion, connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to their community and society all while preparing to complete a celebratory 5k run.

“Our partnership with Cigna brings us another step closer to achieving our vision of a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams,” said Elizabeth Kunz, President, GOTR.

Support from the Cigna Foundation will enable GOTR to increase the number of US participants in grades 6-8, when levels of physical activity often decline, and to assess the feasibility of international expansion.  Cigna's support to GOTR will help empower girls with the skills and attitudes to live a healthy lifestyle during a critical time in their development. This early involvement increases the likelihood that those healthy lifestyles will continue into adulthood-- helping young women stay healthy, and helping them shape the health of their families and communities, too.

“Investing in girls now will enable them to better define and pursue their own healthy futures as women, both in terms of physical health and the well-being that produces strong leaders and role models,” Figliuzzi said.

 

About the Cigna Foundation

The Cigna Foundation, founded in 1962, is a private foundation funded by contributions from Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) and its subsidiaries. The Cigna Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where Cigna employees live and work.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 80 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

About Girls on the Run International

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity–based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 8th grade designed to develop and enhance girls’ competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. At Girls on the Run, trained and supportive coaches and volunteers teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goals of the program are to develop and improve competence, unleash confidence through accomplishment, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community, all while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. For more information about Girls on the Run® visit www.girlsontherun.org.

 

Girls on the Run is Now a Partner With Charity Miles

03/12/2014

We are pleased to announce that Girls on the Run is now a  featured charity with Charity Miles! Charity Miles is a free mobile app that lets you raise money for your favorite cause while you walk, bike and run! It is as easy as downloading the app, selecting Girls on the Run and getting started with your workout! The app works at the same time as your other running apps and for each mile you run 25 cents is donated to Girls on the Run! Download the free app today and use your daily run to make a difference! 

 

We Want to Hear Your Story

02/28/2014

During a Girls on the Run Season, there are many opportunities to learn and grow. How were you inspired? What act of kindness did you witness? How did Girls on the Run impact you? We want to hear your story. Please visit our Facebook page and tell us your story. 


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We are Excited to Honor our 2013 and 2014 Award Winners

02/20/2014

Girls on the Run International announced its 2014 Legacy Award, 2013 Wondergirl Award recipient, 2013 Coach of the Year and the 2014 Pacesetters at the annual Girls on the Run Summit held in San Antonio, TX. 

The Legacy Award is an annual award that pays tribute to an individual who has played a considerable role in the organization’s success. It honors someone of extraordinary significance and is the greatest mark of distinction that our organization bestows.

Girls on the Run International recognized Patti Murphy as the 2013 Legacy Award recipient for her instrumental contributions to building Girls on the Run as an organization.

Patti Murphy first joined Girls on the Run in 1999, when she coached her daughter’s third grade team. She continued to coach two seasons for the next three years. When Girls on the Run was established as a nonprofit organization, Patti joined the first board of directors and became the board chair in 2001. She built the board from the ground up, adding skill sets that the organization needed – Accounting, Technology, Business Operations, Marketing, Fund Development.  She wrote the bylaws, ensured taxes were being filed and created finance, fund development and marketing committees.  She conducted a compensation study in 2001 in order to hire the first employees. Once a small staff was in place, she conducted performance evaluations and remained deeply involved in the day in and day out office operations.  

 In 2000, when Patti first joined the Board, the organization was comprised of 9 councils serving 682 girls.  By the time she completed her board service in 2006, the organization had grown to 135 councils serving 23,415 girls. 

The Coach of the Year Award is an annual award that honors Girls on the Run coaches. Coaches are nominated by girls who express why they think their coach should win through writing, coloring, drawing, painting, or bedazzling the nomination form. The two runners up, Stevie Lowery Girls on the Run of Central Kentucky and Sue Gronow Girls on the Run Stark County, Ohio. Congratulations to our 2013 Coach of the Year, Laura Smelas Girls on the Run of New Jersey East.

The Wondergirl Award is an annual award that honors and recognizes Girls on the Run alumnae who are embracing joy, health and confidence in their lives. The contest invites former Girls on the Run participants to share how their GOTR experience influenced the choices they made in high school, college or beyond.  Interested alumnae enter by sharing their story about how Girls on the Run has empowered them to activate their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams.  Cammy Nelson was honored as the 2013 Wondergirl. Cammy is a leader and an inspiration to girls across the country. In her work as a health and wellness speaker Cammy uses the lessons she found in Girls on the Run to give her courage and confidence as she addresses key issues surrounding body image with teens today.

The annual Pace Setter awards honor exceptional council work in the areas of Fundraising, Council Management, Capacity Building, Volunteerism and Marketing.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2014 Pace Setter awards! GOTR East Central Illinois for Fundraising, GOTR Utah for Council Management, GOTR Northern Virginia for Capacity Building, GOTR Northwest Illinois for Volunteerism and GOTR Butte County for Marketing.  

 

Garmin's SoleMate of the Month February 2014

02/17/2014

Kristi from Southeastern Michigan in Garmin's SoleMate of the Month! She has a powerful message to a driver who taunted her on a training run. Run strong Kristi! 


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Girls on the Run International is an Amazon Smile Charity

02/11/2014

Girls on the Run is proud to announce that we are now an official Amazon Smile charity! Select Girls on the Run International when you shop and a donation will be made by Amazon to Girls on the Run. Learn more at: http://smile.amazon.com/about

 

Girls on the Run Sweaty Bands

02/07/2014

We are excited to announce that Sweaty Bands is now selling special Girls on the Run bands on their website! The custom bands reflect our GOTR Spirit and energy! Shop online and a portion of the proceeds is given to Girls on the Run. Visit http://www.sweatybands.com/en/shop-sweaty-products/exclusive-sweatys/exclusive-sweatys/girls-on-the-run.aspx to get yours today! 

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Girls on the Run Announces Partnership with the LEGO Group

01/22/2014

Girls on the Run International is pleased to announce our new national partnership with the LEGO Group. The partnership will incorporate an activity adapted from the LEGO® Serious Play® methodology into the GOTR curriculum which is designed to further develop girls' social, psychological and physical skills. Girls in grades 3 through 5 will engage in solo and group building challenges that will tap their creativity and hone their problem-solving, critical thinking and social skills.

"Our LEGO partnership is born from our common goal of unleashing confidence through accomplishment," said Elizabeth Kunz, president of Girls on the Run International. "We're excited to offer this new LEGO Friends building activity to our nationwide councils so girls can use bricks to tell stories that help them embrace their differences and discover their strengths."

"Given our mission to provide meaningful play experiences to children," said Michael McNally, brand relations director for LEGO Systems. "We are proud to support Girls on the Run and their creative approach to teaching important lessons in understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. We are excited to see how this LEGO-based activity will spark meaningful conversations and allow girls to show not just what they made, but also what they're made of."

Girls on the Run councils will receive LEGO Friends building sets.  The sets will be used as a rainy day or bonus activity where the girls will have the opportunity to grow their confidence while using their creativity. The goal of the activity is to have the girls learn about themselves and their team through using their bricks to create stories about their accomplishments.  

 

Garmin's SoleMate of the Month January 2014

01/13/2014

Jamie completed the most magical marathon on earth, the 20th anniversary of the Disney World Marathon, along with her daughter Maddie. Read how this mother-daughter duo are making every step count and raising funds to help up to 26 girls experience Girls on the Run and why this race was so special to them.


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New GOTR Shop Website!

12/18/2013

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Girls on the Run merchandise website!  It features a wide variety of brand new merchandise with fun and creative designs. Please  visit www.gotrshop.com. There are lots of great items for holiday giving!

 

Garmin's SoleMate of the Month December 2013

12/06/2013

Meet Sophie, Garmin's SoleMate of the month! She is preparing to run her first marathon as a Girls on the Run SoleMate. Sophie says, " I'm not just running to better myself - my efforts will support Girls on the Run and all the girls who, like me, enjoy the feeling of wind whipping through their hair on a breezy run and those sunny days when the world is quiet and you feel like you could stay this way forever. I want to make sure that nothing stands in the way of anyone experiencing that kind of perfection."

http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2013/12/motivate-the-next-generation-join-solemates-for-girls-on-the-run.html#.Up-m-sRDvnh

 

Girls on the Run Highlighted in Fitness Magazine

10/29/2013

Girls on the Run is thrilled to be included in the November/December issue of Fitness Magazine! Pick up a copy on newstands today to see Girls on the Run NYC volunteers and girls and learn more about volunteer opportunities. 

 

Garmin SoleMate of the Month: October 2013

10/07/2013

Garmin's SoleMate of the Month story comes from Kristine, who transformed her former view of self (“I’m not a runner”) into a running streak. On Sunday, Kristine will be running her fifth Chicago Marathon in support of Girls on the Run.


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Girls on the Run Partners with Day of the Girl Summit

10/03/2013

Girls on the Run is proud to partner with Day of the Girl Summit to empower and encourage girls to boldly pursue their dreams. Through a fun, interactive curriculum GOTR inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.  As we gather together to celebrate the International Day of the Girl, we encourage everyone to share in our vision of a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Together we can teach girls that they are strong, confident and that they can accomplish anything!


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GOTR Spanish Microsite

09/24/2013

Girls on the Run International is pleased to announce the launch of our Spanish microsite. This site was designed to provide basic information about the organization to our Spanish speaking community. It includes our mission, history, program information, and volunteer information.

This site is an important step in meeting the needs of all of our GOTR families. Visitors can view the new site by clicking Español at the top of this website or by going to www.girlsontherun.org/spanish

 

2nd Annual Wondergirl Award Contest

09/11/2013

Girls on the Run International is pleased to announce the second annual Girls on the Run Wondergirl Award contest.  The Wondergirl Award is an annual award that honors and recognizes Girls on the Run alumnae who are embracing joy, health and confidence in their lives.  By entering the contest, one alumna will win a one-night trip to the 2014 Summit in San Antonio.

The contest invites former Girls on the Run participants to share how their GOTR experience influenced the choices they made in high school, college or beyond.  Interested alumnae can enter by telling us in 400 words or less, or in a 3-minute or less video, how Girls on the Run has empowered them to activate their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams.  

For additional information, including contest rules and entry form, please visit  https://www.facebook.com/girls.on.the.run.international/app_356997327714589.

 

Garmin SoleMate of the Month: September 2013

09/09/2013

"I want to show not only those in Girls on the Run but also those in our community how powerful it can be to nurture our own physical, emotional and spiritual health through running for a cause,"  said Stephanie, Garmin's SoleMate of the month. Learn more about her story in Garmin's new blog post. 


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We’ve got GOTR Spirit Video Contest!

08/28/2013

Girls on the Run International is inviting coaches, moms, dads, running buddies, and all of our supporters to share their favorite energy award. To enter, all you need do is share a video of an energy award on Instagram with the hashtag #GOTRSpirit.  An energy award is a short, enthusiastic cheer that is given to recognize someone’s positive attitude, accomplishments or hard work. We can’t wait to see videos that encourage others and show teamwork. Each week, one video will be selected to be featured as the cheer of the week on our Facebook page. On September 30th, one grand prize winner will be selected to receive $100. The council associated with the winner will receive $400.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Follow Girls on the Run on Instagram @girlsontheruninternational

2. Make a video of your favorite energy award and tag it with #GOTRSpirit on Instagram. Have fun with it and show us up to one entry per day! Remember that your account must be set to public or we will not be allowed to view the video.

Terms for the contest:

Contest Dates: 12:01am EST on Wednesday August 28st, 2013 to 11:59 EST on Thursday September 26rd, 2013.

To Enter: Entrants must be over 13 years of age and reside in the United States or Canada.

Prize: One grand prize winner will receive $100. The council associated with the winner will receive $400.

Competition Criteria:

1. Take a video of an energy award. It could be your favorite award or a new one!

2. Videos should represent Girls on the Run in a fun and creative way.

3. Make the videoas interesting as possible

4. Upload your video to Instagram and tag #GOTRSpirit

5. You will need to follow @girlsontheruninternational on Instagram to follow the competition and so that we can contact the winner

6. You are allowed one entry per day, so keep showing us your GOTR spirit!

The Winner: The winner will be the entrant that best met the criteria according to the judging panel. The winner will be notified within a week after the closing date, Thursday September 26st

To see the complete Terms and Conditions please click here.

 

Do Sporty Women Make Better Entrepreneurs?

08/22/2013

Girls on the Run was included in an article by BBC News Business about the impact sports has on women as they grow professionally.

"We're really trying to give them the tools they need so that when this time comes they can remember what they learned at Girls on the Run," said Girls on the Run president, Elizabeth Kunz.

 
 

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MSNBC Features Girls on the Run

08/09/2013

Allison Hauser, Council Director for Girls on the Run New York City, represented Girls on the Run on the Thomas Roberts Show on MSNBC.

“It is designed for every girl,” said Hauser. “Some girls are excited about the running aspect, some girls are excited about making new friends. But through the program, they’re developing these life skills, and they’re running, and they’re dancing, and they’re leaping, and they’re joyful.”

Girls on the Run was proud to be featured on the show's new segment Go and Do. 


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Garmin SoleMate of the Month: August 2013

08/08/2013

"I will be running my first marathon in honor of all of my Girls on the Run. But, there is another reason why I’m finally facing my fears of running 26.2 miles," said Stevie. Read more about Stevie's story and why she was chosen as Garmin's SoleMate of the month.


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Garmin SoleMate of the Month: July 2013

07/30/2013

Jess found her stride alongside her father at an early age and now hopes all young girls find faith in themselves through running.


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Girls on the Run in O, The Oprah Magazine

07/18/2013

Check out Girls on the Run in O, The Oprah Magazine's, August issue.  We are so excited to be featured!


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Girls on the Run Founder Recognized as Point of Light Honoree

07/16/2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 15, 2013) — Girls on the Run founder, Molly Barker, received the Daily Point of Light Award at a ceremony hosted today at the White House. President Obama and the First Lady welcomed President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush to honor Ms. Barker as the winner of the 4,999th Daily Point of Light Award. For 20 years, the award has celebrated the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world.

“I am proud to receive the Daily Point of Light Award on behalf of all the amazing women and men who volunteer for Girls on the Run each and every day,” said Barker. “Together, we are inspiring thousands of girls to boldly pursue their dreams.”

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity–based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 8th grade designed to develop and enhance girls’ competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. Over 59,000 volunteers’ dedicated commitment to Girls on the Run last year allowed the organization to impact the lives of 139,000 girls.

“Our volunteers are inspirational role models who are empowering girls to be healthy and confident for a lifetime” said Elizabeth Kunz, President of Girls on the Run International. “We thank Points of Light for honoring Molly and through this, celebrating our volunteers who are building competence, confidence, connection, caring, and character in young girls.  It is through their commitment that Girls on the Run inspires  girls  to know and activate their limitless potential.”

For more information about Points of Light, go to www.pointsoflight.org.

 

About Girls on the Run International

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity–based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 8th grade designed to develop and enhance girls’ competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. At Girls on the Run, trained and supportive coaches and volunteers teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goals of the program are to develop and improve competence, unleash confidence through accomplishment, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community, all while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

 

About Points of Light

Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most.


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Charity Running

07/12/2013

Runner’s World highlighted the exceptional growth of charity running in “Charity Running More Competitive Than Ever.” The articles notes the benefits for all parties: “Charities develop a revenue stream and increase their public visibility. Their training programs and cheering sections provide support for runners, many of whom would never have attempted a marathon (or half-marathon) without the pull of doing something for the greater good. And the charity partnerships strengthen the race’s relationship with the community.”  

As the variety of events and the number of runners increase, though, non-profits feel the pressure to keep up with the competition. The article highlights Girls on the Run as we nationally work to increase our fundraising efforts. Marketing and Communications Director Amy Ellrod is quoted “We’re encouraging our coaches and parents to run their own event for GOTR.” This effort was helped when Esprit de She asked Girls on the Run to be its sole charity partner.

 

Spring 2013 Secret Essay Winners Announced!

06/07/2013

We are excited to announce the 12 winners of Secret’s annual essay contest. Through this contest contestants were encouraged to share ‘How Girls on the Run® and the Mean Stinks campaign help you Gang Up For Good and put an end to girl to girl bullying’! Essay winners will each receive $500 and their council will receive $3,500. Many thanks to our National Sponsor, Secret for their support of Girls on the Run!

 

3rd – 5th Grade

Caeli – GOTR of Northeast Florida

Sara – GOTR of Montgomery County

Bailey – GOTR of Ottawa/Allegan Counties

Sydney – GOTR of Nashville

Tyler – GOTR of Magee-Women’s Hospital

Charlotte – GOTR of Ottawa/Allegan Counties

Gabriella – GOTR of Hunterdon, Bucks & Warren Counties

Nia – GOTR of Gaston County

                                                          

6th – 8th Grade                 

Abigail – GOTR of Atlanta

Alexandra – GOTR of St. Louis

Samantha – GOTR of Greater Sacramento

Camryn – GOTR of Magee Women’s Hospital

 

*Closed* Show us what it means to be Girls on the Run – Enter the #IamGOTR Photo Contest

06/06/2013

 

Girls on the Run International is inviting coaches, moms, dads, running buddies, and all of our supporters to share you are “Girls on the Run.” To enter, all you need do is share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #IamGOTR. We can’t wait to see pictures that capture joy, confidence and connectedness. Each week, one photo will be selected to be featured as the photo of the week on our Instagram and Facebook pages. On June 6th, one grand prize winner will be selected to receive a prize pack of GOTR gear and 10 runners up will win an “I am GOTR” t-shirt.

Here’s how to enter:

1.      Follow Girls on the Run on Instagram @girlsontheruninternational

2.      Take a photo that shows why you are Girls on the Run and tag it #IamGOTR on Instagram. Have fun with it and show us up to one entry per day! Remember that your account must be set to public. 

Terms for the contest:

Contest Dates: 12:01am EST on Monday April 15th, 2013 to 11:59 EST on Wednesday June 5th, 2013.

To Enter: Entrants must be over 13 years of age and reside in the United States or Canada.

Prize: One grand prize winner will receive a GOTR pack. 10 runners up will receive an “I am GOTR” t-shirt.

Competition Criteria:

1.      Take a picture that shows how you represent Girls on the Run

2.      Pictures should represent Girls on the Run in a fun and creative way

3.      Make the picture as interesting as possible

4.      Upload your pictures to Instagram and tag #IamGOTR

5.      You will need to follow @girlsontheruninternational on Instagram to follow the competition and so that we can contact the winner

6.      You are allowed one entry per day, so keep showing  us your GOTR spirit!

7.      It should be noted that if your account is set on private, Girls on the Run International will not be able to see your photo.

 

The Winner: The winner will be the entrant that best met the critera according to the judging panel. The winner will be notified within a week after the closing date, Wednesday June 5th.

 

Click here to see the winners!

 

 

Boston Marathon Tragedy

04/18/2013

Girls on the Run International staff, board members and councils share in the sadness of Monday’s events and our hearts and prayers go out to all of the people affected by this tragedy. As we all wait to receive full details of what happened in Boston, the safety of our girls, volunteers, families and communities is our top priority.  Our Girls on the Run communities come together at Girls on the Run 5k events annually to recognize the incredible accomplishment of our girls and celebrate the love of running felt by so many of us.  Over the upcoming months, our councils plan to host 128 Girls on the Run 5k events around the nation. We are encouraging all councils to work with local law enforcement and local governmental agencies to ensure the safety and security of the events.

During times of tragedy, our girls may have questions and concerns about their own safety. To assist with these conversations, please visit the National Association of School Psychologists website for information about talking to children about violence.

Girls on the Run International thanks all of our community members for supporting our program and our girls.

 

Spring 2013 Secret Deodorant Essay Contest

03/12/2013

The Secret essay contest kicks off this Friday, March 15th! This year, Secret wants to know "How do Girls on the Run and the Mean Stinks campaign help you Gang Up for Good and put an end to girl to girl bullying?" Participants from the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 seasons are eligible to enter. Secret will award $500 to twelve girls and $3,500 to the corresponding twelve councils. Winners will be selected from two grade categories: 3rd-5th grade (8 winners) and 6th-8th grade (5 winners). 

Click here for an entry form and official forms. 

Girls can mail the form directly to the Secret mailing address listed on the official entry form. IMPORTANT: All entries must be signed by a parent or legal guardian or they will not be accepted! If your girl writes the essay on blank paper, please make certain she lists all the information required on the official entry form. 

Key details:

  • Entries must be received by May 7, 2013 on an Official Entry Form or plain piece of 8-1/2"x11" paper
  • If blank paper is used, all of the information required on the ooficial entry from name, council, grade etc) should be included and these should be signed and dated by a legal guardian
  • All entries must be signed by a parent or legal guardian
  • Essays must be 300 words or fewer and handwritten. Typed entries will not be judged unless a documented disability exists which prohibits writing by hand.
  • Essays will be judged on the followng criteria:

Originality & Creativity (40%)

Inspirational Value of Essay (25%)

Appropriateness of Essay to Theme (35%)

 

If you have any questions, please contract Nina at ndouglas@girlsontherun.org.

 

Esprit de She Announces Girls on the Run as 2013 National Charity Partner

03/12/2013

Driven by a collective goal to inspire young girls to live joyful, confident and healthy lives, Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company today announced Girls on the Run International as the official national charity partner of its premiere athletic event series designed exclusively for women, Athleta Esprit de She – The Spirit of Her Race Series.

Esprit de She participants are encouraged to donate to Girls on the Run during registration for any of the 18 Athleta Esprit de She events, or they can opt to fundraise for the organization on a national or local level through participation.

“We are ecstatic that Athleta Esprit de She has invited Girls on the Run to be its official charity partner for the debut season,” says Elizabeth Kunz, President of Girls on the Run International. “Crossing the finish line is a defining moment for both girls and women — no matter their age — and is worthy of celebration. The shared desire to celebrate fitness and health, optimism and strength will inspire the women of today and nurture the girls of tomorrow.”

Designed exclusively for women, the Athleta Esprit de She Race Series features 18 fitness-inspired ‘happy hour’ 5k and 10k runs, cycle tours, duathlons and triathlons for every pace and passion. The series kicks off on May 5 in Tempe, Arizona, with a triathlon, and duathlon with subsequent races in key markets like San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver and Houston to follow.

“In light of our focus on celebrating accomplishment and recognizing that life extends beyond the finish line, we felt a special connection with Girls on the Run,” said Athleta Esprit de She Brand Director, Lindsey Kurhajetz. “Girls today are faced with increasing challenges and obstacles that can affect their emotional and physical well-being. As women, it’s woven into our DNA to nurture and support each other. Athleta Esprit de She offers the supportive platform to flourish in the company of everyday women – those heroes we count on to empower and instill the necessary confidence we all need to pursue our dreams. Supporting young women via Girls on the Run is a natural extension of our platform.”

In February, Life Time announced Athleta as the title sponsor of Esprit de She. Athleta is also the exclusive national athletic apparel sponsor of Girls on the Run. The synergy between these three brands’ focus on empowering and supporting girls and women will amplify funding and awareness to make a desirable impact on girls across America. Athleta Esprit de She is also sponsored by LUNA bar, among others, who are on the long list of community partners that support Girls on the Run.

To RSVP for any of the Athleta Esprit de She events, visit espritdeshe.com, the official website of The Spirit of Her Race Series. Athleta Esprit de She can be found on Twitter by following @EspritdeShe and by liking the Esprit de She Facebook page.

 

About Life Time Fitness, Inc.

As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest – or discovering new passions – both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of March 12, 2013, the Company operated 105 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(SM) brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.

 

 

Girls on the Run announces 2012 Award Winners

02/18/2013

On January 16th, 2013, Girls on the Run International announced its 2013 Legacy Award, 2012 Coach of the Year and 2012 Wondergirl Award recipients at the annual Girls on the Run Summit held in New Orleans, LA.

 

The Legacy Award is an annual award that pays tribute to an individual who has played a considerable role in the organization’s success. It honors someone of extraordinary significance and is the greatest mark of distinction that our organization bestows.

Girls on the Run International recognized Dori Luke as the 2013 Legacy Award recipient for her instrumental contributions to creating and shaping the Girls on the Run programs.

After launching the Girls on the Run in 1996, Molly Barker met Dori Luke at an afterschool fair in Charlotte, NC, where she was promoting the program. Dori was captivated and wanted to do whatever she could to support the program. Together they coached Girls on the Run programs in Charlotte and launched new sites. They also wrote the second Girls on the Run curriculum and in 2000, Dori wrote the Girls on Track curriculum. During her tenure, the organization grew from 1 site serving 13 girls to 82 councils serving 7,300 girls. Dori worked at Girls on the Run until 2002 when she decided to complete her degree and prepare for a career in counseling. She brings the same tender and loving spirit to her clients today as she brought in those early years to Girls on the Run.

 

The Coach of the Year Award is an annual award that honors Girls on the Run coaches. Coaches are nominated by girls who express why they think their coach should win through writing, coloring, drawing, painting, or bedazzling the nomination form. One runner receives $250 and a second runner up’s council receives $250. The grand prize winner receives a Horizon Fitness treadmill or elliptical and a trip to the annual Girls on the Run Summit. Their council receives $500 and the nominating participant receives $100. Kim Lybarger from Girl son the Run of Greater Houston and Melissa Landorf from Girls on the Run of Eau Claire County were recognized as the two runners-up. The 2012 Coach of the Year winner is Julie McAllister of Girls on the Run of Central Illinois.

 

The Wondergirl Award is an annual award that honors and recognizes Girls on the Run alumnae who are embracing joy, health and confidence in their lives. The contest invites former Girls on the Run participants to share how their GOTR experience influenced the choices they made in high school, college or beyond.  Interested alumnae enter by sharing their story about how Girls on the Run has empowered them to activate their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams.  Girls on the Run alumnae Amanda Kappele from Girls on the Run – Heart of Missouri, Beth Gordon from Girls on the Run Magee Women's Hospital and Callie Jane Vickers from Girls on the Run Nebraska we recognized as the 2013 Wondergirl Award recipients.

 

The annual Pace Setter awards honor exceptional council work in the areas of Fundraising, Marketing, Volunteerism, Social Media and Council Management.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2013 Pace Setter awards! GOTR Los Angeles County for Council Management, GOTR Nashville for Volunteerism, GOTR of Dane County for Fundraising, GOTR of Puget Sound for Social Media and GOTR of Salt Lake and Utah Counties for Marketing.


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2012-2013 Coach of the Year

01/30/2013

GOTR coaches are one of the BIG reasons why Girls on the Run is so much fun! Horizon Fitness will accept nominations for the Spring season beginning March 15th. Spring program participants can submit the Spring 2013 Entry Form. All entries must be postmarked by June 15, 2013.

Spring 2013 nominations will be combined with those collected in fall 2012. Horizon will select one 2012-13 Coach of the Year and two Runners-Up following the completion of the spring season. Through this contest, girls can express why they believe their coach deserves to win through writing, coloring, drawing, painting, bedazzling… you name it!  For questions, contact Nina Douglas at ndouglas@girlsontherun.org.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER INCENTIVES: 

  • The coach will receive a Horizon Fitness treadmill or elliptical, $1000, and a trip to the 2014 Girls on the Run Summit
  • The council will receive $500
  • The participant whose nomination was selected will receive $100!

RUNNERS UP INCENTIVES (two selected):

  • The coach will receive $250
  • The council will receive $250

The participants whose nominations were selected will each receive a Horizon Fitness prize pack!


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Girls on the Run Announces Partnership with Girl Up

09/21/2012

 

Today Girls on the Run International announced its partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, which will provide girls with opportunities to stand up for themselves and for girls across the globe and increase awareness of issues that adolescent girls everywhere face. 

“Girls on the Run International and Girl Up will inspire our youth to stand up for themselves and for girls across the globe,” said Elizabeth Kunz, President of Girls on the Run International. “By encouraging the development of self-confidence and fearlessness, this partnership will give girls the opportunity to experience personal growth while bettering their community and the world.”

 “As a Girls on the Run coach, I’ve seen firsthand how these girls help and support each other and truly care about their communities” said Melissa Hillebrenner, Deputy Director of Girl Up. “Girls in this program realize their limitless potential and are encouraged pursue their dreams.  Girl Up then gives those girls a way to take that energy and focus outward toward helping other girls around the world do the same.”  

This partnership will unite adolescent girls as they discover the power of their ideas, their voices, and their actions.  Some ways Girl Up and Girls on the Run International will work together include:

  • Girl Up girls serving as Junior Coaches (must be 16 years of age) or Coaches (must be over 18 years of age) for a Girls on the Run team in their community.
  • Girl Up Clubs running together in a Girls on the Run 5K or hosting a cheering station to encourage girls throughout the race.
  • Organize fundraisers to support local Girls on the Run councils and Girl Up to help girls in the local community and around the world.
  • Participants volunteering in community service projects for local Girls on the Run teams that support Girl Up initiatives and efforts.

Tweet this: So excited about the newly announced @GirlUp & @GOTRI partnership! When you bring more girls together, amazing things happen.

About Girl Up
Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls ages 13-18 the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.  Go to GirlUp.org to learn more.

 

Girls on the Run Wondergirl Award

08/30/2012

Girls on the Run International is pleased to announce the first annual Girls on the Run Wondergirl Award contest.  The Wondergirl Award is an annual award that honors and recognizes Girls on the Run alumnae who are embracing joy, health and confidence in their lives.  By entering the contest, three alumnae will win a two-night trip to the 2013 Summit in New Orleans and join Girls on the Run founder, Molly Barker, for a fun discussion about the transformational effect of Girls on the Run.

The contest invites former Girls on the Run participants to share how their GOTR experience influenced the choices they made in high school, college or beyond.  Interested alumnae can enter by telling us in 400 words or less, or in a 3-minute or less video, how Girls on the Run has empowered them to activate their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams.  

For additional information, including contest rules and entry form, please visit  facebook.com/girls.on.the.run.international


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Fast Company

08/01/2012

The League of Extraordinary Women

The triathlete’s afterschool running program impacts hundreds of thousands of girls in 200 cities across North America. The objective: promote self-awareness, health, and confidence in girls, grades 3 through 8, via self-esteem exercises and long distance training.


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Partnership with Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority

07/06/2012

Girls on the Run International is pleased to announce Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority as a new Community Partner.  The philanthropic partnership will provide volunteer and fundraising support at the local level to Girls on the Run councils across the United States and Canada. Both organizations aim to inspire and encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development in women and girls.

“Girls on the Run is proud to announce our community partnership with Alpha Sigma Alpha, whose purpose is to develop women of poise and purpose.  This objective is well aligned with our mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident,” said Elizabeth Kunz, President of Girls on the Run International. “Girls on the Run councils have a great need for both volunteers to serve as positive role models to the girls in our program and to fundraise at the local level.  Through this community partnership, Alpha Sigma Alpha’s members will provide this support to Girls on the Run councils.”

The partnership launches after a successful pilot of two volunteer-focused efforts this spring, and now all Alpha Sigma Alpha’s collegiate and alumnae members will have the opportunity to volunteer for over 200 Girls on the Run councils.  The support Girls on the Run receives from Alpha Sigma Alpha’s members will significantly impact its ability to serve more girls.

“We couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with Girls on the Run.  Partnering with Girls on the Run will offer our members more ways to serve and make a difference. We are excited about the impact this will have for both Alpha Sigma Alpha and Girls on the Run,” said Melissa Koch Merriam, Alpha Sigma Alpha National Vice President of Operations. 

For more information about Alpha Sigma Alpha, please visit www.AlphaSigmaAlpha.org

 

Partnership with Gamma Phi Beta Sorority

06/29/2012

 

Girls on the Run International is excited to announce Gamma Phi Beta Sorority as a new National Non-Profit Partner.  The partnership will provide financial support to the Girls on the Run International headquarters while engaging Gamma Phi Beta’s extensive and passionate membership throughout the United States and Canada in the Girls on the Run program. With a focus on promoting the organization’s need for coaches, volunteers and funding, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority members will help Girls on the Run councils expand the program and empower more girls to celebrate their bodies, honor their voices and embrace their inner gifts.

“We are thrilled about Gamma Phi Beta coming on board as a National Non-Profit Partner of Girls on the Run,” said Elizabeth Kunz, President of Girls on the Run International. “We rely on volunteers to deliver our transformational curriculum to girls across the United States and Canada and our organization will greatly benefit from this partnership. As Gamma Phi Beta strives to inspire the highest type of womanhood, Girls on the Run similarly inspires girls to activate their limitless potential. We are excited to see and are grateful for the positive impact that Gamma Phi Beta will have on the lives of thousands of girls.”

Linda Malony, International President of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, is equally enthusiastic about the partnership. “Gamma Phi Beta is excited to partner with Girls on the Run, an outstanding organization committed to building strong girls by inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident,” says Malony.  “For more than 80 years, Gamma Phi Beta has supported initiatives that meet our philanthropic mission: to build spiritual, mental and social resiliency in girls. We are proud to add Girls on the Run to our group of philanthropic partners.”  

 

Secret 'How Does Girls on the Run Make You Fearless Essay Winners

06/25/2012

We are excited to announce the 10 winners of the Secret 'How Does Girls on the Run Make You Fearless" essay contest! Essay winners will each receive $500 and their council will receive $3,500. Many thanks to our National Sponsor Secret for their support of Girls on the Run!

3rd – 5th Grade 
Journey - Puget Sound (Seattle)
Isabella - Union County
Sarah - Greater Cincinnati, Inc.
Sarah - GOTR Coastal Georgia
Lauren - Kent County
Eliza - St. Louis

6th – 8th Grade                  
Juliaaynna - Muskegon (Every Woman's Place)
Madison - Franklin County, Inc.
Sarah - Glens Falls Hospital
Serena - Silicon Valley

Click here to read the 3rd-5th grade winning essays.  Click here to read the 6th-8th grade winning essays.

 

NBC Sunday Night Football

10/01/2011

Toyota Halftime Handoff Winner Segment

Voters chose Girls on the Run as the Toyota Halftime Handoff for Week 2. They'll be receiving a $10,000 donation towards this life-changing, learning program for girls ages eight to thirteen combines training for running with self-esteem enhancing workouts that encourage positive emotional, social and physical development. Congratulations!


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09/01/2011


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NBC Nightly News

06/01/2011

Girls on the Run Puts Pre-Teens on Path to Success

Making a Difference: What started as the brainchild of triathlete Molly Barker has branched out into a national program that helps young girls take positive steps toward their own futures. NBC's Mara Schiavocampo reports. (Nightly News


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Washington Post

06/01/2011


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