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Reflections of a Happy Hair Captain

By Lisa Keller on 05/25/2017 | Giving Back

At all Girls on the Run 5K events across the country, there’s a special area called the Happy Hair Station. The station is a fun-filled, high-energy environment where you can get your hair “happy” with colored hair spray and accessories. The Happy Hair Station is a magical place for all the Girls on the Run girls, coaches and community members to experience!

 

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5 Ways That GOTR Girls Positively Impacted Their Communities This Season

By Kenzie Kramer on 12/15/2016 | Giving Back

Each season, Girls on the Run participants across the country identify what communities they are a part of and work together to come up with a project that they can complete to positively impact one of the communities. Whether they’re doing something for their classroom or for military members overseas, completing a team Community Impact Project helps girls recognize that they can make a difference in other people’s lives.

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Doing "Good4Girls"

By Lauren Cunningham on 12/15/2016 | Giving Back

Hundreds of women and community leaders came together through the power of fitness to raise awareness and funds for Atlanta’s chapter of GOTR!

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Why It’s Fun, and Valuable, to Get Scrappy

By Natalie Swan on 11/29/2016 | Giving Back

While training for the 2015 Chicago Marathon, I chose to fundraise for Girls on the Run. The message of empowering young girls through running spoke to me and I wanted to make a difference. Fundraising proved tough, especially since many of my friends and peers got involved in other organizations trying to accomplish their fundraising goals. Realizing I needed to infuse creative, out-of-the-box thinking, I got together with a best friend of mine.

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Why I Give to Girls on the Run

By Kenzie Kramer on 11/15/2016 | Giving Back

During each Girls on the Run season, girls are encouraged to think about what they’re grateful for and share ideas about how they can express gratitude through their words, thoughts and actions. At Girls on the Run, we’re grateful to have the support of passionate individuals whose investment in our program helps ensure that all girls have the opportunity to participate. Thanks to our generous donors, over 44% of the girls in our program receive scholarship support so that they can become a girl on the run. 

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Girls on the Run Changes the Lives of Adults, Too

By Hana Bieliauskas on 11/15/2016 | Giving Back

When you make even a small impact on the life of one girl, your whole world changes. Having served as a Head Coach, 5K Marketing Chair and now as a Board member for Girls on the Run, in two very different geographic locations, I’ve found that young girls everywhere share the same curiosity, drive, honesty and eagerness to learn and discover—and some girls and experiences will leave a mark forever. 

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Building Strong Girls as a Girls on the Run Coach

By Kenzie Kramer on 08/09/2016 | Giving Back

As a Girls on the Run national partner, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority’s members support strong girls through volunteering and fundraising for Girls on the Run. Through their philanthropic efforts last year, Gamma Phi Beta members raised over $400,000 to support girls’ limitless potential and dedicated hundreds of hours to volunteering with local Girls on the Run councils. Erin Coates, one of the Gamma Phi Beta members who has volunteered as a coach, became involved with Girls on the Run after serving as Philanthropy Chair for her chapter. 

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Five Ways You Can Support Girls on the Run

By Kenzie Kramer on 07/18/2016 | Giving Back

In the past 20 years, Girls on the Run has touched the lives of over 1.2 million girls. The impact the program has had wouldn’t be possible without the help of generous supporters who dedicate time, items and funds to help more girls be a part of a team and have a safe space where they can learn more themselves, learn how to treat others with care and have an opportunity to give back to their communities. With the start of the fall season just around the corner, now is a great time to get involved with Girls on the Run in your community and help support the next generation of world changers.

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How Your Family Can Give Back This Summer

By Kenzie Kramer on 07/12/2016 | Giving Back

When you think of summer, it’s likely that ideas of relaxing and taking things easy come to mind. While nurturing your emotional wellness is crucial, the laid back schedule and extra time means that summer can also be a great time to give back. At Girls on the Run, we teach girls the value of contributing to their communities and having a positive impact on others and this summer we’re encouraging you to gather your family and friends to work together on a way to impact your community.

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Five Reasons You Should Coach for Girls on the Run

By Kenzie Kramer on 06/23/2016 | Giving Back

When I was asked if I would coach my first Girls on the Run team this past season, I didn’t know what to expect but I was pretty excited about getting a shirt that said “Coach” across the back. Aside from the apparel, there are many other great reasons to coach for GOTR. Here are just a few. 

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GOTR Girls Give Back

By Kenzie Kramer on 06/09/2016 | Giving Back

This season, Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole girls completed over 8,100 projects across the country to help people in their community be joyful, healthy and confident! Here are just a few of the remarkable ways that girls contributed.

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Girls Set Goal of Making Recess Fun and Accessible for All Students

By Kenzie Kramer on 03/22/2016 | Giving Back

When the Girls on the Run team at Littlebrook Elementary School in Princeton, New Jersey was prompted for their Community Impact Project ideas, some of the girls were inspired by a field trip that they had taken to Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum and chose to raise funds for playground equipment that's adapted for children with handicaps. 

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5 Random Acts of Kindness That You Can Do Today

By Kenzie Kramer on 02/17/2016 | Giving Back

One of our GOTR core values is to express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions and although we think that every day is a great day for spreading joy, February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Random Acts of Kindness focuses on the little things that we can do throughout our day that can have a big impact on other people's lives. Something as simple as holding the door open for a stranger can have a positive impact on spreading kindness in your community. 

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