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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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Raise Your Hand if You Want a Do Over

By Diana Patton on 11/29/2016 | Remarkable! People

We've all had moments in life when we wish we could have a do over. Motivational speaker Diana Patton shares her story of a not-so-best moment and how she's been resilient in pursuing her goals. 

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Gratitude on the Run

By Jennifer Helfrich on 11/29/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

These girls may not understand it now, or even think about it in the future, but they have each taught me something about every single one of the lessons we have discussed; about teamwork, about real beauty, about friendship, about positivity, about compassion, about physically and mentally healthy behaviors, and yes, about gratitude.

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How Girls on the Run Made Me a Joyful, Healthy and Confident Woman

By Carolyn Pandolfo on 11/29/2016 | Remarkable! People

As a Girl on the Run, I learned the value of teamwork, community service, and encouraging others to succeed. I also learned how being healthy is the key to a strong heart and an open mind. The lessons I learned inspired me to want to help others the same way GOTR helped me. 

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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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Printable Signs to Cheer on Your GOTR Girl During 5K Day

By Kenzie Kramer on 11/15/2016 | Fun & Games

A Girls on the Run 5K event is a celebration like no other running event! Each 3.1 mile fun run brings together girls from different schools, their families and community members for an exciting day of big accomplishments. For many participants, these events are the first 5K that they’ve been a part of! If you know a girl participating in an upcoming Girls on the Run 5K, come out and show your support for her goals with one of these printable cheer signs. 

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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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Have You Heard of the Chicken Run?

By Sydney Mack on 11/07/2016 | General

A Girls on the Run coach shares how finding our true identities is a journey that lasts long past adolescence. 

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How to Encourage Girls to Go After Their Dreams

By Brittney Storm Rankin on 11/07/2016 | General

We all want the girls in our lives go after their dreams, but the media, our celebrity culture and social media can send mixed messages that affect their confidence. Here are some tips to encourage your daughter, granddaughter, niece, younger sister or any girl you know to have the confidence to work toward her goals. 

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Eight Quotes to Remind Us to Express Gratitude This Season

By Jami Bunton on 11/07/2016 | General

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what you have to be grateful for. At Girls on the Run, we encourage everyone to express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions. Here are eight quotes about gratitude that are great reminders to express what we are grateful for in our lives.

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Finding My Passion Through Girls on the Run

By Whitney Cipolla on 11/07/2016 | Remarkable! People

Girls on the Run helped me realize as a college student that I wanted to continue to work with youth to help kids reach their full potential.

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Meet the ASICS Athletes Positively Impacting Communities

10/26/2016 | Remarkable! People

During each Girls on the Run season, girls learn the importance of building relationships with people who support their goals and ambitions, much like the Girls on the Run national partners like ASICS. Not only does ASICS support the Girls on the Run mission of inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident – but their athletes do too! During Girls on the Run, girls learn about being grateful for all that they have and about the importance of contributing to their communities. Keep reading to learn more about ASICS athletes’ passion for giving back to their communities and see what ASICS and Girls on the Run are up to next!

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Protect and Empower

By Heather Pressley, PhD on 10/26/2016 | General

Parenting is a constant pull between protecting and empowering. Just like our program teaches, I want our daughter to be confident (but not too), competent (in things that matter), caring (but have boundaries), connected (to good and supportive people), show character (especially when it’s hard) and above all live a life that contributes to the world in a meaningful positive way. She’s 3½. Yes, a tall order.

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Healthy Family Traditions to Start This Fall

By Brittney Storm Rankin on 10/17/2016 | Fun & Games

Take advantage of autumn's crisp temperatures and bright blue skies by participating in healthy activities with your family and friends. Think outside your normal routine to create meaningful traditions, reduce stress and get a fresh perspective on life.

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Three Life Lessons Every Woman Can Learn From Girls on the Run

By Francine Labiran on 10/12/2016 | General

Girls on the Run empowers young girls and women to be their unique selves, set goals, be confident, and so much more. Although the program includes running, the weekly lessons encourage participants and coaches to recognize their Star Power, build connections and develop healthy habits. I’ve been a coach for the past two years and in that time I’ve had the opportunity to teach (and learn) valuable life lessons from a group of amazing girls and inspiring coaches.

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Changing the Way We Compliment Our Girls

By Cheryl Unterschutz on 10/12/2016 | General

Driving to work the other morning I saw a woman standing on the side of the road at the bus stop. She was wearing a beautiful, colorful dress and head scarf. She had a muscular body. My first thought when I saw her was, "She seems like a powerful and strong woman!" Defining what I saw in those terms caught my attention! Normally, when we see women and girls we evaluate them based on their outward appearance. We use terms such as beautiful, pretty, ugly, thin, fat, etc. I have been as guilty as anyone at doing this. 

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How to Raise a Strong Woman

By Ana-Maria Temple, MD on 10/11/2016 | General

Over the past 15 years since having my daughter Allie, I have worked hard to raise a strong woman; a woman who can see past the negativity and unrealistic expectations that come with life.  In teen world, the unending effort to fit in, to be noticed and to be liked can quickly change into a vortex of self-doubt and negativity. In adult world, the buzz words in female circles are perfection, work-life balance, doing it all and having it all which result in a very daunting outlook for a young girl. So here are ten ways I’m working to raise a strong woman:

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5 DIY Halloween Costumes That Kids Can Make

By Kenzie Kramer on 10/11/2016 | Fun & Games

At each Girls on the Run practice, I try to ask each girl on my team at least one question about what’s going on in their life. “How was school today?” and “Did you do anything fun this weekend?” tend to elicit one-word answers from some girls but last week, my most recent line of questions about Halloween had even the quieter girls on my team eager to share. Each girl that I talked to told me about all of the details of their costume and why they chose the costume that they did. I learned about their favorite book characters, people they admire and how cool zombies are among some third grade girls. 

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Six Inspiring Girls You Should Know About

By Jami Bunton on 10/10/2016 | Remarkable! People

October 11 marks the fifth International Day of the Girl Child, a day that focuses attention on girls’ challenges and triumphs. In December 2011, the United Nations designated this day to bring attention to girls’ rights and the issues that face girls around the world. At Girls on the Run, we strive to present positive role models to girls to show girls how they can boldly pursue their dreams. 

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Five Tips for Raising an Emotionally Strong Girl

By Joy Hartman on 10/06/2016 | Wellness Tips

We seem to have measurements for everything these days. In the first seconds of life, our kids’ physical health is measured with weight and length. In schools, we have standardized tests and grades to measure our kid’s academic strengths.  But how can we measure our kid’s emotional strength? 

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Three Tips for a Healthy Fall

By Francine Labiran on 10/04/2016 | Wellness Tips

Fall is here, and that means cooler weather, cozy sweaters, changing colors, and a great time to revamp your healthy lifestyle! These three tips will have you feeling great throughout the entire season and help make this your best fall yet.

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The Relentless Search

By Mandy Murphy on 09/27/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

Pulling into the drop-off line at my daughter’s and step-daughters’ new high school, I found myself desperately wanting to pour encouragement and wisdom into their excited and nervous bodies. They recently started their freshman year and this passage feels oddly huge. Their adult sized bodies and full backpacks climbed from the car, and out of nowhere I found myself quietly saying: “Trust yourself. You have all you need within you already. Stay true to yourself.” 

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Fueling Our Healthy Pace: Banana Nice Cream

By Hilliary Meisner on 09/27/2016 | Wellness Tips

As the days begin to get shorter, and the nights a bit cooler I find myself grasping to all things summer!  While fall is one of my favorite times of year, I have to say it is sad to see summer come to an end.  So in an effort to hold onto summer for as long as I can, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite warm weather treats! 

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Uncover a Challenge in This Throwback Playground Game

By Kenzie Kramer on 09/27/2016 | Fun & Games

During Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole practices, girls participate in lessons that help them grow and develop new skills that help them outside of the programs. These skills include showing gratitude, ways to manage stress and practicing positive self-talk. At the end of each lesson, girls are encouraged to apply what they learned to situations outside of practice. Think you're up for a Girls on the Run challenge? 

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What Is a Day at The White House Without a GOTR Cape?

By Carrie Johnson on 09/27/2016 | Announcements

When we had the chance to attend a summit about Trauma-Informed Approaches in School: Supporting Girls of Color and Rethinking Discipline last week, we said “yes”!

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Make a Commitment to Find Your True Identity

By Diana Patton on 09/12/2016 | Remarkable! People

Running provided the perfect escape from the nonstop chaos that swirled inside of my life while growing up. The more I ran, the clearer I became. The solitude of working through my thoughts allowed me to take my dreams to action. Now, running helps me encourage and inspire women to push past abuse, adversities and challenges as a full-time inspirational speaker.  

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Daring to Be Different

By Ana-Maria Temple, MD on 09/12/2016 | General

I am proud of my life.  I have a successful career and a wonderful family. It's a good life. Getting here wasn't a piece of cake, however. There is a backstory that exemplifies my favorite mantra: You can start late, be different, be uncertain, and still succeed.

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A Serendipitous Tale

By Jennifer Helfrich on 09/12/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

As I am about to start coaching the very first season of Girls on the Run in my community, I cannot help but reflect on the events that have led up to this moment.  The word “serendipity” occurs often when I think about GOTR, and even more often when I talk about it.  

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Impacting Girls' Lives as a Girls on the Run SoleMate

By Tracy Gariepy on 09/07/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

I’m a SoleMate. I love saying that! Running has always been something so meaningful to me, because it means so many different things to me: It’s my chance to decompress or ramp up for something. It’s what I do to feel strong. It’s what I do when I feel sad or happy. It’s my time to be alone when I want to, or something I can share with my friends. I have awesome amazing epiphanies when I run and I want to burst with pride when I see someone I love (or even a complete stranger!) reach one of their running goals.

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GOTR Girls Invited to Meet Bestselling Author

09/01/2016 | Announcements

Big or small, everyone has struggled to find their place at some point. In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner’s new book The Littlest Bigfoot, self-conscious Alice Mayfair is having trouble finding a support system after starting at yet another new school. Alice finds a friend in Millie Maximus, a Bigfoot who is fascinated by humans and is hopeful that they’ll accept her fearless nature and yearning to be a star. 

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Ten Stress-Less Mantras to Remember

By Kenzie Kramer on 08/29/2016 | GOTR Picks

The autumn season is full of change – school starts back up, extracurricular activities are in full swing and the lazy days of summer are a distant memory. Big changes are usually complemented with big stress including jam-packed schedules and seemingly never-ending to-do lists. During Girls on the Run, girls learn to “Stop and take a BrThRR” when they face peer pressure, which reminds them to stop, breathe, think, respond and review. Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, stop, take a BrThRR and remember one of these ten stress-less mantras. 

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321 for Girls on the Run

By Kenzie Kramer on 08/24/2016 | Remarkable! People

In Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole, girls engage in lessons about being supportive teammates and choosing to encourage others. Recently, five members of the Girls on the Run charity running program SoleMates put these lessons to use and teamed up to support each other on a 321 mile bike ride across the state of Missouri, raising over $8,000 for Girls on the Run programs in their state.

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Is Your Tween Ready for School?

By Joy Hartman on 08/24/2016 | Heart & Sole

School supplies? Check. Class schedule. Done. First day of school outfit. Yep. What else? As much as your daughter will tell you she will have everything she could possibly need after a quick trip to the mall to stock up on all of the latest fall fashions, we all know deep down there is so much more she is going to need to prepare for school. Middle school can be a difficult time with changing friendship dynamics. How can you prepare them for that? It’s easier than you think! Hang in here for a second. 

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Supporter Sings His Heart Out for Girls on the Run

By Kenzie Kramer on 08/24/2016 | Remarkable! People

Girls on the Run wouldn’t be possible without the help of our generous supporters. Fundraisers and individual donations help Girls on the Run International and our councils in all fifty states create programs for girls, provide scholarships for girls who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate in programs and much more. We’re grateful for all that our supporters do and are amazed by the ways that they use their own passions to support girls in their communities. 

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Finding Strength in Connectedness

By Kenzie Kramer on 08/17/2016 | Remarkable! People

When Girls on the Run of Gaston County Executive Director Kathleen Boyce started working with Girls on the Run, she was seeking more meaningful work and an opportunity to give back to her community. While she was inspiring girls in her community to be joyful, healthy and confident, Kathleen was also raising her own four daughters, each of whom have impacted Girls on the Run in their own way.

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Do’s and Don’ts for Prepping for Back to School Season

By Risa Barash on 08/16/2016 | General

With two school aged kids and a successful business to run, Risa Barash is not immune to the back to school prep work blues. Risa shares her tips for an easy back to school transition.

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Four Fun Ways to Close Out Summer

08/15/2016 | General

As we turn our calendars to August, whether we are ready or not, the first day of school and end of summer is right around the corner. Looking ahead to the final weeks, there is still plenty of time for some unique summer fun while you have the kids home.

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Empowering Girls to Take Care of Themselves and Each Other

By Heather Pressley, PhD on 08/09/2016 | Heart & Sole

Let’s face it. Very few people view adolescence positively. It’s seen as something to just get through. Teens are depicted as turning away from adults and toward negative peer groups, making rash decisions and acting impulsively. Adolescence is negatively portrayed in the media, especially when it comes to girls. The mean girl persona permeates social media, music and movies. 

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Six Smart Tips to Stay Motivated to Run This Summer

By Kenzie Kramer on 08/09/2016 | Wellness Tips

Nothing crushes your motivation to run as much as stepping outside and realizing that the weather is not what you anticipated. When the temperatures rise, so does the temptation to stay inside with the air conditioner on full blast. For tips on how to stay motivated to lace up, we talked to running bloggers about how they continue to pound the pavement during sweltering summer heat.

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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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GOTR Supporters Go for Gold

By Kenzie Kramer on 08/04/2016 | Remarkable! People

In Girls on the Run, girls are encouraged to set big goals and boldly pursue their dreams. This year’s Olympics, the ultimate “dream big” athletic event, will bring together athletes from around the world who have dedicated their lives to their sport and have worked hard to follow their dreams of becoming Olympians. At Girls on the Run councils across the country, we’re fortunate to have Olympians as both role models and supporters for girls in our programs.

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What We Tell Ourselves Matters

By Kira Montuori on 08/04/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

What we tell ourselves matters.  In fact, the internal dialogue is probably the most important voice we hear.  Our inner words define our inner relationship and our relationship with ourselves defines every other relationship in our lives. 

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Women Who Wow Us: Coach Tanya

By Kenzie Kramer on 07/18/2016 | Remarkable! People

As a result of radiation from Chernobyl, Tatsiana Khvitsko was born without fully developed legs. Now, as a double blade runner, Coach Tanya inspires girls to boldly pursue their dreams.

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Fueling Our Healthy Pace: Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

By Hilliary Meisner on 07/18/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

At Girls on the Run, we learn all sorts of lessons that we can use in our everyday life.  Lessons like how to stand up for ourselves and our beliefs, how to be a leader in our communities and how to make healthy choices to help keep our bodies and minds strong. 

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Help Your Girl Keep Learning This Summer

By Kenzie Kramer on 07/18/2016 | Heart & Sole

Summer vacation is intended to be a break from classes but that doesn’t mean that your child’s learning has to go on a hiatus. In the Girls on the Run middle school program Heart & Sole, girls learn about the importance of balancing what is called their Girl Wheel - made up of brain, heart, social, body and spirit. To nurture our all-around wellness, it’s important to maintain all parts of our Girl Wheel, even when school is not in session!

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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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Soak Up Summer with GOTR Bingo

By Jami Bunton on 07/13/2016 | Fun & Games

Summer is in full swing, and although your kids are excited to not be in school, “I’m bored” may be a commonly heard phrase. Even with the endless possibilities of fun activities, sometimes it can be hard to think of something to do–especially with so much more time to fill! 

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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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I'm with Geese

By Kira Montuori on 07/07/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

When I was a college gymnast, my coach sat down our team and shared the Lessons from Geese. I wasn’t too enthused because when you’re in college, you think you have a leg up on geese. Umm… y’all, geese should rule the world. I learned a lot in college (which looks vaguely similar to memorized /regurgitated). I retained the Lessons from Geese. I’ll try to sum up the main points in my best Cliff Notes rendering of how geese JUST. GET. IT.

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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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Stop. Breathe. Think… to Calm the Storm

By Kira Montuori on 06/22/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

The mom of a Girls on the Run participant shares how a lesson from the program has become key for helping her daughter navigate stressful situations. 

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Fueling Our Healthy Pace: Post-Run Smoothie Recipe

By Hilliary Meisner on 06/14/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

Treating our bodies well and fueling our healthy pace is a year-round commitment and one I like to take seriously. At Girls on the Run, we learn that there are many choices we have to make in a day. Fueling my body with nutritious food is one decision I try to make on a daily basis.

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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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Dropping the Pressure to Do Big

By Mandy Murphy on 05/27/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

Many of us feel pressure to do something big with our lives. By focusing on doing something big, we can be missing all of those little moments when being ourselves is probably the biggest possible thing we could do. 

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That Time an Elephant Joined Me for My Run

By Leigh-Ann Mueller on 05/25/2016 | Wellness Tips

When the temperature rises, it can feel like a ten ton elephant is weighing you down while you run. Triathlete and coach Leigh-Ann Mueller shares five tips for safely adjusting to warm-weather running. 

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What Were You Born to Do?

By Kenzie Kramer on 05/23/2016 | GOTR Picks

This year, Girls on the Run is celebrating 20 years of inspiring girls to activate their limitless potential. One of our core values at Girls on the Run is to express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions which is why we're asking YOU to join us in expressing joy over this milestone birthday. 

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Women Who Wow Us: Jamie Brown

By Kenzie Kramer on 05/20/2016 | Remarkable! People

Jamie Brown has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. What started with her childhood lemonade stands has grown into starting a book series that encourages kids to recognize their potential and use their creativity to positively influence the world around them. Learn more about Bea is for Business and how Jamie is inspiring the next generation of go-getters. 

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Get Your Daily Dose

By Kira Montuori on 05/16/2016 | Wellness Tips

I don't like taking medicine.  My go-to remedies of choice are sleep and exercise.  When I'm out of balance with either… well, it's not so pretty.  

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What Is the Best Exercise for Girls?

By Joy Hartman on 05/09/2016 | Announcements

You might think the answer is running since you are reading the Girls on the Run blog. It’s not. Could it be swimming, soccer, tennis, volleyball? Nope. Well, not really nope. More like all of the above. Don’t you hate trick questions? The real answer is play. 

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Six Mantras to Keep You Happy and Healthy

By Caroline Holbrook on 04/26/2016 | Announcements

With summer quickly approaching, that means the end of the school year is just around the corner. From pushing through those final weeks of school, time can seem to slip away and the days can easily become filled with stress. Choosing to remind ourselves of our self-worth, while also remembering to take a step back when life gets a little chaotic is something that everyone needs to do. Here are six mantras to inspire everyone to finish out the school year and the Girls on the Run season strong!

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Fueling Our Healthy Pace: Zucchini Muffins

By Hilliary Meisner on 04/25/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

At Girls on the Run we make the choice to be a Girl on the Run.  We make the choice to be joyful, happy, healthy and confident young women!  Now think about your typical day. How many choices would you say you make in the span of 24 hours?  I am sure I make over 100 choices/decisions in the span of one day.  Choices like what do I want to wear, what do I want to eat, when should I go to bed, etc. Let's take a look at a decision we make at least three times a day, I am talking about the decision to make healthy food choices!  When making choices about how I am going to fuel my body, I like to pick wholesome foods that will help me reach my fullest potential, but I also like to make sure the food I am eating tastes great!

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Three Fun DIYs for 5k Day

By Kenzie Kramer on 04/15/2016 | Fun & Games

At Girls on the Run 5ks, participants are encouraged to embrace the motto "Girls on the Run is so much fun!" with their attire. Teams from different program sites bond together through a team unity item that they wear during the event and girls can prepare for the event with their own goofy attire. Whether girls prefer fluffy tutus or sporty sweatbands, the 5k day gives them a chance to express themselves through their own outfits and connect with their team through a unity item.

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"Raise Your Hand If You Think You're Beautiful"

By Robin Sizemore on 04/13/2016 | General

A Girls on the Run coach shares her experience of spending a season with her team and helping the girls to recognize their strengths and beauty. 

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Women Who Wow Us: Erin Bried

By Kenzie Kramer on 04/12/2016 | Remarkable! People

When former magazine editor Erin Bried searched newsstands for a publication that her young daughter could enjoy, she was disappointed in what she discovered. Bried was hoping to see stories that would grow her five-year-old's curiosity but instead she came across articles about growing her hair. Determined to provide girls with media that helps them develop their interests and talents, Bried is using her 16 years of editorial experirence at SELF, Glamour and Women's Sports & Fitness toward starting her own magazine, Kazoo.

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Born to Support: Triplet Sisters' Teamwork Contributes to Program's Success

By Kenzie Kramer on 04/08/2016 | Remarkable! People

During the Girls on the Run season, girls learn to encourage and support their teammates through games and goal setting during practice. Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana’s Executive Director Jill Schlueter-Kim has had an extra support system during her time with the program - her triplet sisters Jane and Jodi. 

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Put It in the Pavement

By Kira Montuori on 04/07/2016 | General

In the almost 18 years from that time, I’ve run a lot.  I still get nervous for long runs and so far I've survived all of them (Please note: Survived does not necessarily mean completed) And the running has taught me a lot along the way. To be honest, I don’t love running.  In fact, most times I’d rather do anything else.  But I’ve learned that running is good for me.  

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Help Your Girl Get the Most Out of Her Girls on the Run Experience

By Caroline Holbrook on 04/06/2016 | General

Supporting your GOTR girl while sharing and encouraging some of the strategies listed below can help make sure her experience is a memorable one. 

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5 Free Apps for Runners to Try

By Kenzie Kramer on 03/25/2016 | GOTR Picks

Technology and added screen time are usually seen as inhibitors for healthy habits. However, that's not always the case! With the help of a few free apps, your smart phone can help you lead a more active lifestyle and encourage you to push yourself further and faster on your next run. 

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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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Easy Sweet Potato Dessert

By Kenzie Kramer on 03/17/2016 | Wellness Tips

Sweet potatoes are known for Thanksgiving side dishes and as a delicious french fry alternative. Luckily, this tasty root vegetable is also loaded with vitamin A and fiber and when they're not topped with marshmallows and loads of butter, are a good-for-you veggie to fill your plate with. 

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Bloom Where You Are: The Importance of Boundaries

By Mandy Murphy on 03/08/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

On initial consideration, a boundary calls up images like a wall, a fence or a line. The literal side of me identifies boundaries with something that keeps something in or out. It implies rigidity. It feels solid. It is defined. Apply these concepts to life and it makes sense why boundary setting can be so challenging. Life is messy and fluid. Change is constant, and we all know that things rarely unfold exactly as we planned. So, why would we think it possible to build a wall in an oceanic-like current called life? 

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4 Motivating Videos to Start Your Morning Off Right

By Kenzie Kramer on 03/08/2016 | GOTR Picks

One of our core values at Girls on the Run is to nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health. If you're not a morning person, the blaring sound of your alarm is oftentimes the low of your day and can throw you into a bad mood. Start out your day by checking in on your emotional health and set yourself up for a successful day by watching one of these motivating videos first thing in the a.m. Most of them take up less time than making your pot of coffee!

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Fueling Our Healthy Pace: Make-Your-Own Pizza Night

By Hilliary Meisner on 03/04/2016 | Fun & Games

Some of my best memories with my family and friends have happened in the kitchen or at the dinner table enjoying a great meal and conversation.  Food brings people together and that is one of the main reasons I enjoy cooking so much. At Girls on the Run, one of the 5 Cs we learn about is connection, and the importance of connecting with others.  As I mentioned above, food brings people together so today I am going to share my ideas, tips and tricks for throwing a build-your-own pizza night for your family and friends.  Because life is all about connecting with others!

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The Race That Matters

By Kira Montuori on 03/01/2016 | Wellness Tips

The other day my daughter asked if she could get a Fitbit. In my head I rattled off 28 reasons why this is a 'FO SHO NO'.  But don’t get me wrong, I think they’re great.  I have one. I'm not opposed to my daughter seeking to achieve, win, succeed and rise above.  In fact, I strongly and consistently encourage her to do so. I do, though, have deep reservations of doing so at the cost of a friendship. 

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Girls on the Run Changed My Perspective on Life

By Anna S. on 02/29/2016 | General

No one is alone in the battle that is life. No one, I promise you. But I must admit that I didn’t fully understand that my whole life. I was quiet and sometimes lonely. I wasn’t alone, but I didn’t realize it. Not until I joined Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run changed my perspective on life.

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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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Born to Inspire: A GOTR Coach Celebrates Her 90th Birthday

By Suzanna McCloskey on 02/15/2016 | Remarkable! People

At Girls on the Run, we’re turning 20 this year and celebrating our birthday all year long. The past 20 years of inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident would not be possible without the hundreds of thousands of volunteer coaches who have donated their time to Girls on the Run. But we’re not the only ones celebrating a birthday. Coach Beverly, a coach with Girls on the Run Orlando, is turning 90 today, and we want to celebrate her as an inspiring example of someone willing to activate her limitless potential at any age!

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Winter Running Tips

By Kenzie Kramer on 02/12/2016 | Wellness Tips

With winter's chilly temps and short days, it's tempting to pass up running in exchange for a cozy blanket and couch time. As we all know, exercise is key for overall well-being and running is a great way to get up and get moving. To help make getting outdoors feel more doable, we talked to four running bloggers about their must-know tips for wintertime running. 

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Women Who Wow Us: Morgan Ovens

By Kenzie Kramer on 02/11/2016 | Remarkable! People

Singer and songwriter Morgan Ovens uses her talents to connect with teenagers and encourage them to follow their dreams. Through sharing stories of her own challenges, she inspires self-acceptance and spreads the message of self-worth not stemming from physical appearance. 

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15 Ways to be Your Own Valentine

By Kenzie Kramer on 02/10/2016 | Wellness Tips

When life gets busy, it's easy to forget an important relationship in our lives: The one with ourselves. Self-care is a necessary part of living a balanced life but can quickly fall by the wayside when we get wrapped up with work, family and other responsibilities. 

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Printable Valentines for Friends

By Kenzie Kramer on 02/09/2016 | Fun & Games

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and although the holiday's focus is typically on romantic love, it can also serve as a reminder to recognize all types of love in our lives including family and friends. At Girls on the Run, we encourage girls to express joy, optimism and gratitude through their words, thoughts and actions and for this February 14th, we're inviting you to as well!

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5 Instagrammers You'll be Glad Your Teenager is Following

By Kenzie Kramer on 02/03/2016 | Heart & Sole

Selfies, filters and Emjois are the new norm for today's teenagers. Despite the bad reputation that social media has earned, it can also provide an opportunity for girls to seek out positive messages and expand their worldview.

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Active Cures for Cabin Fever

By Val Newcomb on 02/03/2016 | Fun & Games

Get your family up and moving even on the dreariest of days! Together Counts, our National Alliance, shares four ways to banish the phrase "I'm bored!" from your next snow day. 

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Fueling Our Healthy Pace - Snacking

By Hilliary Meisner on 01/29/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

Healthy snacking is a smart way to keep your body happy and fueled. Hilliary from Brunch N'Cupcakes shares snacks that you can toss together in minutes plus a recipe for homemade energy bites that you can easily customize with your favorite ingredients. 

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Thankful for My Running Shoes

By Caroline Holbrook on 01/18/2016 | General

Girls on the Run didn’t just give me a twelve week program, a cool t-shirt, or a couple new friends; it gave me a new outlook on taking care of myself, and what that means mentally and physically.

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A First-Time Coach's Journey

By Lena Estey on 01/14/2016 | General

Coach Lena shares how her GOTR season helped her to embrace love in her life. 

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25 Ways to Stay Positive Any Day

By Julie Wunder on 01/13/2016 | Wellness Tips

So much of our own happiness depends on how we deal with our day-to-day experiences.  Life can be hard, but choosing to stay positive is a key to living a joyful life.  And if you are joyful, that is even more positive energy you can feed back into worthy causes like Girls on the Run!

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Fueling our Healthy Pace - Bake it Forward Chocolate Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread

By Hilliary Meisner on 12/18/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

GOTR girls not only learn about how to be healthy, joyful and happy girls, they also learn how to be strong community leaders through our community impact projects. Cooking Light Blogger, Hilliary Meisner shares their Bake It Forward concept as a way to show others you care during the holiday season.

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How You Helped Us Make An Impact in 2015!

By Suzanna McCloskey on 12/17/2015 | General

Thanks to our generous supporters, Girls on the Run was able to accomplish several key initiatives this year that allow us to reach more girls from coast to coast. We served our 1 millionth girl, launched our new middle school program — Heart & Sole — and created the GOTR Giving Platform for peer-to-peer fundraising.

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Keep the Winter Blahs Away with a Happiness Quote Each Day

By Carrie Hanson on 12/14/2015 | Fun & Games

The winter blahs can creep up on you if you’re not careful, but eating a balanced diet and getting plenty of rest, exercise and fresh air can help. In addition, try writing a happiness quote on your office whiteboard or on a sticky note on your computer monitor or bathroom mirror to remind you to choose joy.

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The Finish Line Is Just the Beginning

By Suzanna McCloskey on 12/10/2015 | Remarkable! People

Nikkia Young, Volunteer Events Chair for Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond, recently accomplished the feat of completing her first marathon and explains why she doesn’t want you to feel sorry for her when you learn she was the last person to finish. 

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#WearWhiteInWinter

By Carrie Hanson on 12/07/2015 | General

A 10-year-old GOTR girl helps her mom learn a lesson about confidence and fashion. 

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Fueling our Healthy Pace - Post-5k Chili

By Hilliary Meisner on 12/02/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

We're introducing the Fueling our Healthy Pace series, a collection of healthy recipes for GOTR families.

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Why I Own a Tutu and Tie-Dye My Own Socks

By Jeff Masilun on 11/18/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Read on to hear from a Girls on the Run dad about his rewarding experience coaching and the special bond he shares with his daughters—especially when they run together.

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Join Girls on the Run in Celebrating #GivingTuesday!

By Suzanna McCloskey on 11/16/2015 | Announcements

Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday brings together networks of people, corporations, small businesses and nonprofits to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter charitable giving during the holidays. On December 1, Girls on the Run invites you to celebrate Giving Tuesday with our #GiveGOTR campaign!

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Making a Difference: Community Impact Projects

By Jen Gardner on 11/13/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

At Girls on the Run, girls learn that small acts, as well as big ones, can ignite positive change within a community and that they hold the power to make these changes. 

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Projects We Love from the GOTR Giving Platform: November Edition

By Suzanna McCloskey on 11/12/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Did you know you can make an impact and raise money for Girls on the Run using the GOTR Giving Platform? Engage your network of friends and family to give to Girls on the Run by creating your own fundraising project or give to support an existing project today!

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Tips for a Healthier Halloween

By Brittney Storm Rankin on 10/28/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Help your child enjoy a safe, healthy Halloween - including candy! - with these tips.

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Wellness Tip: Practicing Joy

By Brittney Storm Rankin on 10/26/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

You don't have to have perfect life circumstances or feel happy every moment of every day to lead a joyful life. It may be cliché, but joy is not a destination--it is a journey. The more you practice joyfulness, the more naturally joyful you will become. Try these 10 tips to experience more joy in your life.

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Could You Be the Match for Coach Shahonna?

By Suzanna McCloskey on 10/20/2015 | Announcements

Mother, encourager, optimistic, determined. Those are just a few ways to describe Coach Shahonna, a two-season Girls on the Run coach who is in search of a bone marrow donor and critically needs your help.

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5 Tips to Extend Education Outside the Classroom

By Kara Deschenes on 10/14/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Compliment your child’s education with this advice to keep students engaged in the world around them!

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Empower a Girl, Change the World

By Jessica Willard on 10/08/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Empower a girl, change the world! Girls on the Run is designed to inspire every girl to recognize her inner strength and activate her limitless potential. When girls are empowered, they can change their futures, their communities, and even the world!

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Raise Your Voice for Girls Education

By Jessica Willard on 10/06/2015 | Announcements

At Girls on the Run, we envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. When girls stand united and raise their voices, they have the collective power to change the world!

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The Importance of Standing Up for Yourself

By Megan Gildin on 10/02/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

A message to GOTR girls: Stand up for yourself, be confident and take time to thank those around you that have allowed you to stand tall.

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10 Tips for Raising Healthy Kids

By Brittney Storm Rankin on 09/24/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Establishing healthy habits at an early age can help your child stay healthy for a lifetime. Try these 10 tips to raise a healthier kid.

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Bloom Where You Are: Flex Your Self Compassion Muscle

By Mandy Murphy on 09/22/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Why is being compassionate with ourselves so challenging? Mandy Murphy explores this phenomenon and underscores the importance of adopting self-compassion as a daily practice.

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Get Ready for Fall Running with these 6 Tips

By Kara Deschenes on 09/15/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Take advantage of autumn’s delight with these tricks to ramp up your running this season!

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Creative Ways to Help Your Child Express Herself

By Brittney Storm Rankin on 09/11/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

One of the best ways to boost your child's confidence is to encourage healthy self-expression. Use the following tips to help your girl be more creative and expressive.

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Projects We Love from the GOTR Giving Platform: September Edition

By Suzanna McCloskey on 09/09/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

You can make an impact and raise money for Girls on the Run using the GOTR Giving Platform! Engage your network of friends and family to give to Girls on the Run by creating your own fundraising project or give to support an existing project.

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Have the Best School Year Yet!

By Brittney Storm Rankin on 09/04/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Help your Girls on the Run girl have her best school year yet. These tips will help her start and finish the year on the right foot.

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Welcome Back to GOTR!

By Megan Gildin on 09/02/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

"This year, as we return to school and start a new GOTR season, I would like to reframe the mixed emotion that comes with the new school year by focusing on our core value of embracing our differences and finding strength in our connectedness."

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Exercise for a Good Cause with Charity Miles

By Suzanna McCloskey on 08/31/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Make your miles count by downloading the free Charity Miles app to raise money for Girls on the Run while you move! Our supporters from all over the country love raising funds for Girls on the Run through Charity Miles. Hear from some of them in their own words!

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Make Running a Family Sport

By Kara Deschenes on 08/27/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Inspired by your Girls on the Run girl?  Join the fun with these tips for families looking to adopt a healthy lifestyle together!

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Getting Ready for Back-to-School Routines

By Kara Deschenes on 08/24/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

As summer comes to an end, help your kids make the transition back-to-school with these easy tips!

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Healthy Snacks for Kids

By Jessica Willard on 08/18/2015 | Wellness Tips

Snacking can help kids maintain their energy, provide fuel for after-school activities and fill in the nutrition gaps of their diets. While it may seem convenient to parents to stock up on multi-packs of packaged potato chips or sugary candy, opt instead for wholesome snacks which give your child the nutrition her developing body needs.

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My Journey as a Girls on the Run SoleMate

By Suzanna McCloskey on 08/11/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

When training for my second marathon, the 2015 Country Music Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee, I wanted to make a positive impact on my community while running, so I decided to fundraise as a Girls on the Run SoleMate.

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Projects We Love from the GOTR Giving Platform: August Edition

By Suzanna McCloskey on 08/05/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

You can make an impact and raise money for Girls on the Run using the GOTR Giving Platform! Engage your network of friends and family to give to Girls on the Run by creating your own fundraising project or give to support an existing project.

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Pointers from the Program: The Whole Girl

By Heather Pressley, PhD on 07/31/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

It is difficult for teens to see themselves in complex ways. Most often girls will focus on one or two areas, typically their physical appearance, school or peer relationships. However, when they do they run the risk of feeling and living in a one dimensional world, and when that world goes awry (which it will), then they believe their whole life is ruined. Our new middle school program, Heart & Sole introduces girls to the idea that they are multi-dimensional and that they have many parts which make them whole.

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GOTR Girl Awarded Full Scholarship to Space Camp

By Suzanna McCloskey on 07/30/2015 | Remarkable! People

Sarah Hoffer, a three-year participant with Girls on the Run Orlando, is a true example of what it means to “boldly pursue your dreams.” She was recently awarded a full scholarship to attend the Aviation Challenge at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp.

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GOTR Summer: Week Five

By Suzanna McCloskey on 07/29/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

For week five of #GOTRSummer, we're sharing tips for incorporating healthy eating habits and acts of kindness into your day.

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Summer Reading

By Amy Ellrod on 07/23/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Make summer reading exciting for your child with these engaging tips and resources!

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GOTR Summer: Week Four

By Suzanna McCloskey on 07/22/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

For week four of #GOTRSummer, we're sharing tips for healthy outdoor activities and regular physical fitness.

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Lighting A Fire

By Minka Misangyi on 07/15/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Minka Misangyi, Council Director for Girls on the Run of Bexar County has watched Girls on the Run catch fire in her community and grow into something bigger than herself and her council.

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Wellness Tip: Cultivate Supportive Connections

By Suzanna McCloskey on 07/15/2015 | Wellness Tips

At Girls on the Run, we believe in nurturing our physical, emotional and spiritual health. One way to stay emotionally and spiritually strong is by cultivating supportive, positive relationships.

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GOTR Summer: Week Three

By Suzanna McCloskey on 07/14/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

It's week three of GOTR Summer! Each week, we will be updating the GOTR Summer page with photos, healthy tips and weekly challenges to help you stay connected with Girls on the Run! 

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One in a Million: Kennedy Vaughan

By Suzanna McCloskey on 07/13/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

The earliest version of the Girls on the Run curriculum was piloted in 1996 with the help of thirteen brave girls, including Kennedy Vaughan. Little did she know what a pivotal role she was playing in the program that has now served more than 1 million girls!

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One in a Million: Kind Campaign

By Suzanna McCloskey on 07/08/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

In 2009, Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson decided to create a documentary and nonprofit that would become Kind Campaign and reach hundreds of schools and communities nationwide. Here’s what Lauren and Molly have to share about being one in a million.

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One-in-a-Million Moments Announcement

By Amy Ellrod on 07/07/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Thank you to everyone who showed their support for Girls on the Run and let us know which of our One-in-a-Million Moments inspired you the most! The team that received most votes was from Girls on the Run San Antonio, who collected and donated guitars to the Warrior Cry Music Project.

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GOTR Summer: Week Two

By Suzanna McCloskey on 07/07/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

It's week two of GOTR Summer! Each week, we will be updating the GOTR Summer page with photos, healthy tips and weekly challenges to help you stay connected with Girls on the Run! 

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Summer Growth Activities for Girls

By Megan Gildin on 07/06/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Megan Gildin, Girls on the Run International's Positive Youth Development Specialist, encourages you to use this summer to find ways for your girl to live the lessons she learned at Girls on the Run and continue to nurture her physical, emotional and spiritual health.

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GOTR Summer: Week One

By Suzanna McCloskey on 07/02/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

How are you enjoying your #GOTRSummer? Just us in celebrating GOTR Summer by sharing your summer photos, getting healthy tips and staying connected with the GOTR mission!

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One in a Million: Jessica Leonard

By Suzanna McCloskey on 06/29/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Jessica Leonard, a SoleMate charity runner for Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati, is well on her way to meeting her fundraising goal and raising $100,000 in scholarship dollars for Cincinnati girls. Here's what Jessica has to share about being one in a million.

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One in a Million: Nicki Maher

By Suzanna McCloskey on 06/26/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

ALEX AND ANI strives to create meaningful jewelry that empowers those who wear it. As Vice President of the Charity by Design division of ALEX AND ANI, Nicki Maher works to strengthen charitable organizations' missions by partnerships with ALEX AND ANI.

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Behind the Scenes: GOTR Coach is One in a Million

By Suzanna McCloskey on 06/25/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

It is only because of our incredible coaches that we have been able to reach the milestone of serving one million girls, and we are grateful to each and every one of them! Read on to watch the video featuring Coach Rae and see the special bond she has formed with her team.

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Running With My Daughter

By Patrick Callahan on 06/21/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Read on to hear from Girls on the Run International board member Patrick Callahan about his daughter Maddie's first race with Girls on the Run and the special bond the two share—especially when they run.

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One in a Million: Laura Post

06/19/2015 | Announcements

The LEGO Group is a Girls on the Run National Sponsor committed inspiring girls everywhere to achieve their limitless potential by using a LEGO-based activity that will spark meaningful conversations. Here's what Laura Post, Vice President of Global Insights for the LEGO Group, has to share about being one in a million.

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One in a Million: Jo Ann Stoda

By Suzanna McCloskey on 06/17/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Famous Footwear is a Girls on the Run National Sponsor committed to getting girls everywhere started off on the right foot. Here's what Jo Ann Stoda, VP of Retail Marketing for Famous Footwear's parent organization, has to share about being one in a million.

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Behind the Scenes: GOTR Alum is One in a Million Video

By Celi Merchant on 06/15/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Beth is the one-in-a-million alum featured in our One in a Million video. Read on to learn more about her story, including how Girls on the Run has stayed with Beth throughout her life, and watch the video featuring her.

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GOTR Girl Nassir Speaks at Campaign to End Child Obesity

By Amy Ellrod on 06/12/2015 | Remarkable! People

GOTR Girl Nassir shared how Girls on the Run has boosted her physical-activity and her confidence at the Campaign to End Child Obesity’s 8th Annual Breakfast with Champions. Read her entire speech here.

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One in a Million: Toni Carey

By Suzanna McCloskey on 06/10/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Toni Carey co-founded Black Girls RUN!, a Girls on the Run Volunteer Alliance, in 2009 to inspire African American women to make their health a priority and provide encouragement and resources to new and veteran runners. Click here to find your nearest Black Girls RUN! running group and join the movement.

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Bloom Where You Are: Lessons on Our Power

By Mandy Murphy on 06/09/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

On a recent Saturday, Mandy Murphy watched her 7-year-old daughter testing for her first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Doa demonstration that culled together two years' worth of strength, knowledge and skill. As Mandy watched in awe as her daughter achieved her goal, she realized the full power of her daughter's self-confidence. One of the reasons Mandy founded the Girls on the Run of the Triangle, NC council 15 years ago was to help girls build and strengthen that essential foundation of self-confidence and encourage them to believe in their inner power.

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Behind the Scenes: GOTR Girl is One in a Million

By Celi Merchant on 06/08/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Frida is one in a million. We reached out to Frida's coach about having her help with the filming of oour One in a Million video, and she let us know how special Frida is. Read on to learn more what makes Frida one in a million and watch the video.

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What Makes You One in a Million Contest Winners

By Celi Merchant on 06/04/2015 | Announcements

In celebration of our One in a Million campaign, we invited our current Girls on the Run participants to answer the question “What makes you one in a million?”  We received hundreds of entries for the contest and were astounded with all of the incredible responses we received. We are excited to announce the 3 winners of the contest. 

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Transforming the Fitspiration Concept

By Celi Merchant on 06/02/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Looking for a quick way to feel self-conscious? Do an image search for “fitspiration.” You’ll be hit with bad advice, false promises and extreme workout demands laid over images of exceedingly toned bodies in very little clothing. Rather than feeling bad about yourself, let's transform the concept and focus on what does inspire us to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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One in a Million: Megan Grassell

By Suzanna McCloskey on 05/27/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Megan Grassell started Yellowberry to make unique, age-appropriate bras for growing bodies after being frustrated with the styles that were available for her younger sister. Megan aims to transform the bra industry for teens while helping them become more confident, empowered young women. Here’s what Megan has to share about being one in a million.

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Girl Up Leadership Summit: Stand up. Speak up. Rise up.

By Suzanna McCloskey on 05/22/2015 | Announcements

Three days. 225 participants. One life-changing opportunity. From July 13-15, join Girl Up in Washington, D.C., for the fourth annual Girl Up Leadership Summit! Registration is now open for this unique opportunity to build your leadership and advocacy skills while connecting with young leaders from across the country and around the world.

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One in a Million: Casey Cortese

By Suzanna McCloskey on 05/19/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Earlier this year, Karen "Casey" Cortese completed the Triple 7 Quest, an attempt to run seven half marathons on all seven continents in seven days as a SoleMate for Girls on the Run Rockies. Despite travel delays in Antarctica, she met her goal (even running her first full marathon in the process!) and, best of all, raised funds for the Rockies council to bring Girls on the Run to more local girls. Here’s what Casey has to share about being one in a million.

 
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One in a Million Moments

By Celi Merchant on 05/18/2015 | Announcements

At Girls on the Run we know that empowered girls can change the world, and our curriculum helps our girls discover that. During the course of each 10 to 12-week program cycle, every Girls on the Run team completes a community impact project. The creativity and compassion the girl’s show through these community impact projects makes each one a shining, one-in-a-million moment for our organization and for the causes these projects support!

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One in a Million: Tracy Gariepy

By Suzanna McCloskey on 05/12/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

In addition to being a wife, a mother of three and health enthusiast, Tracy Gariepy serves as a Brand Ambassador for running and fitness projects at Vibram USA, a National Partner of Girls on the Run. Tracy has found a way to fully experience the world through running and has spread that joy and passion for staying active to her children. Here’s what Tracy has to share about being one in a million.

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Ode to Coaching

By Pamela Young on 05/07/2015 | General

Pam Young, Girls on the Run International's creative specialist and editor of Remarkable! just finished her first stint coaching a Girls on the Run team. The experience made a lasting impact. She reflects on it and salutes every Girls on the Run coach past and present.

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One in a Million: Katherine Slingluff

By Suzanna McCloskey on 05/05/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

When Katherine Slingluff, a photographer and mother of two living in Brooklyn, registered for the 2014 New York City Marathon as a SoleMates charity runner for Girls on the Run NYC, she did not know what big things would be in store for her. She crossed the finish line as the one-millionth finisher in the marathon’s 44-year history and is now guaranteed entry into the race for life! Here’s what Katherine has to share about being one in a million.

 
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Storybook: Going the Distance

05/01/2015 | General

Girls on the Run leads girls through a 10- to 12-week program that teaches them skills for navigating their lives with confidence and joy—all the while, using running as a learning tool and to help girls experience setting and reaching healthy goals. It’s a journey toward greater emotional and physical health. For you viewing and reading pleasure, check out this online storybook, Going the Distance, about the journey our girls experience during a season in Girls on the Run.

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One in a Million: Nancy Green

By Suzanna McCloskey on 04/30/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

As a National Partner of Girls on the Run, Athleta's support is instrumental in helping Girls on the Run inspire girls to reach their limitless potential. Nancy Green, President and General Manager of Athleta, helps Athleta evolve and soar to new heights each day. Nancy has three decades of retail experience, as well as expertise in serving as an impactful mentor for future leaders.

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Wellness Tip: Run-Day Pointers

By Pamela Young on 04/23/2015 | Wellness Tips

Girls on the Run uses running as a learning tool and a way for girls to experience that big things are possible when you keep moving forward. Not surprisingly many of our coaches, volunteers, supporters and staff find empowerment in running as well. For this month’s Wellness Tip, we asked some of the avid runners on our staff to share the go-to techniques they use immediately preceding and following a run.

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One in a Million: Nicole Jones

By Suzanna McCloskey on 04/21/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

This week, we hear from Cigna Executive Vice President and General Counsel Nicole Jones, JD, about what makes her one in a million. Jones, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a JD from New York University, has held increasingly responsible leadership roles throughout her career and always aims to lead with an open heart.

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One in a Million: Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook

By Suzanna McCloskey on 04/18/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Filmmakers and TV producers Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook met in 2007 when working on a national teen filmmaking program and soon realized they shared a passion for female empowerment. The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things is their first feature-length documentary, which chronicles the journey of five female filmmakers as they drive across America to interview inspirational women from all walks of life. Sarah and Dana want to change the world by empowering people through storytelling. Here’s what Sarah and Dana have to share about being one in a million.

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A Message to My 8-Year-Old Self

By Amy Ellrod on 04/17/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to go back in time or to send a message to your younger self with perspective you’ve gained along the way? Girls on the Run International's Amy Ellrod has. Here's what she'd have to say and why.

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One in a Million: Krista Davis

By Suzanna McCloskey on 04/15/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, a National Partner of Girls on the Run, is filled with passionate members that provide hands-on volunteer support to Girls on the Run councils in the sorority's quest to Build Strong Girls. In honor of National Volunteer Week, we're featuring Gamma Phi Beta International President Krista Davis, a One-in-a-Million woman who knows the importance of volunteers. Here’s what Krista has to share about being one in a million.

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What's New with the One in a Million Celebration?

04/10/2015 | Announcements

The festivities continue for Girls on the Run serving one million girls! As the girls in our program are preparing for the 5k events that celebrate the conclusion of each program season, we are celebrating serving our millionth girl with two virtual festivities! Here's how to join in the fun.

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One in a Million: Jodi Norgaard

By Suzanna McCloskey on 04/07/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

As a Girls on the Run coach for four years and mother of three, Jodi Norgaard knows the importance of girls receiving positive messages about physical, mental and emotional health. When she saw a need for age appropriate, properly proportioned toys carrying that positive message, she decided to start Dream Big Toy Company and create Go! Go! Sports Girls dolls as a fun and educational way to celebrate healthy habits.  Here’s what Jodi has to share about being one in a million.

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One in a Million: Mikki Stevens of Red Hot Mamas

By Suzanna McCloskey on 04/01/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Red Hot Mamas is a one-of-a-kind comedy dance group founded 22 years ago by Mikki Stevens, now in her 60s, when she inspired a group of five women to dance in their hometown Fourth of July parade for the purpose of encouraging and motivating other women through uplifting fun. The group has since gone on to perform in two Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades by invitation, two U.S. President Inaugurations, The London New Year’s Day Celebration and many other events. Most group members range in age from 30 to 60 and all exude a zany zest for life. Here’s what Mikki has to share about being one in a million.

 
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Pointers from the Program: Let’s Rethink Adolescence

By Heather Pressley, PhD on 03/30/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Adolescence gets a bad rap. Too often it seems we treat this as a period to just survive—for kids and parents. But what if we saw this time as a time of cultivation? Growth? A period unto itself where we weren’t just rushing our children through. What if we used the time to actively connect, tend and nurture?

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One in a Million: Jill Dailey

By Suzanna McCloskey on 03/24/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

As the Co-Founder and President of The Dailey Method fitness studio, Jill Dailey helps people transform their lives through fitness with classes that combine ballet, pilates and yoga. Jill has moved The Dailey Method from a one-room studio in San Francisco's Marina District to an international fitness enterprise with 56 studios on three continents and counting, all while staying true to her original goal of improving the lives of those she teaches. Here’s what Jill has to share about being one in a million. 

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Wellness Tip: Breaking the Stress Cycle

By Pamela Young on 03/23/2015 | Wellness Tips

Through science, we’re realizing that the phrase “can’t handle the pressure” is more accurately applied to our bodies than our minds. When threatened or stressed, our bodies mount a chemical response, and when that response persists or recurs frequently, it can affect our physical wellness in serious ways. Here are a few proven tips to help manage your body's stress load.

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One-in-a-Million: Andréa Williams

By Suzanna McCloskey on 03/20/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Andréa Williams, a nurse from Annapolis, Maryland, is one of the eight women on the Bike Like a Girl team, which will participate in the Race Across America transcontinental bicycle race in June. As the second 8-woman team in Race Across America history, Bike Like a Girl is participating with the goal of raising money and awareness in support of empowering girls and women through cycling. Here’s what Andréa has to share about being one in a million.

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One-in-a-Million: Kristen Snyder

By Pamela Young on 03/17/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

In this Q&A we hear from a recent Girls on the Run participant, 12-year-old Kristen Alexis Snyder. Kristen participated in Girls on the Run in Charlotte, North Carolina in the 4th grade. Hear what Kristen, now in 7th grade, has to say about being One in a Million.

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Bloom Where You Are: Who Are You?

By Mandy Murphy on 03/16/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Mom, spouse, professional, vegetarian, runner . . . sometimes the things with which we identify become what we embrace as our identity. But what we are is not the same as who we are, and embracing it too strongly can limit deeper fulfillment. In this installment of the Remarkable! column Bloom Where You Are, Mandy Murphy explores bringing your awareness to a place of real connection with yourself and others.

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One-in-a-Million: Renée Trudeau

By Suzanna McCloskey on 03/08/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally recognized life balance coach, speaker and award-winning author who believes our inner life should be as rich as our outer life. Renée has led transformational events for women for 20 years and has certified facilitators in more than 10 countries to administer workshops based on her acclaimed curriculum.This week, learn what Renée has to say about being one in a million.

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For International Women's Day

By Pamela Young on 03/08/2015 | General

It's International Women’s Day, and the theme is “Make it Happen.” Life is bursting with examples of women making it happen in momentous strides or in small personal gains—many more than we could ever publish here. But on this International Women’s Day, we hope you enjoy these few stories of remarkable women and girls who have crossed our path. #InternationalWomensDay #MakeItHappen

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One-in-a-Million: Xochitl Hernandez

By Suzanna McCloskey on 03/07/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Nationally, women make up only 3.5 percent of firefighters. In Austin, Texas, where Xochitl Hernandez works for the Austin Fire Department paving the way for other women firefighters, that percentage has nearly doubled in the past six years. Here are her thoughts about being one in a million.

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One-in-a-Million: Jess Weiner

By Suzanna McCloskey on 03/02/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

For the past 20 years, Jess Weiner has encouraged people to share their individual stories through her work as a social entrepreneur, speaker, writer and educator. As Dove’s Global Self-Esteem Ambassador for nearly the past decade, she has become an expert on inspiring confidence in women and girls. Here's what Jess has to share about being one in a million.

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Video: One Girl at a Time

02/28/2015 | General

Starring girls, coaches, parents and an alumna from our program, our 2015 video shares Girls on the Run's vision and how we're working to make it a reality, one girl at a time, for a million girls and counting!

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Be The Light

By Hadleigh Painter on 02/27/2015 | Remarkable! People

Hadleigh Painter is a 16-year-old Girls on the Run alumna who tours nationally with the Reality Dance Jam Tour. She is their official anti-bullying voice, speaking from the stage at their performances. She's also working to found an anti-bullying nonprofit organization in conjunction with haute couture designer Luis Machicao. We asked Hadleigh to be a guest author, sharing what she says to other teens about bullying.

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One-in-a-Million: Sha'Condria Sibley

By Pamela Young on 02/26/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

We’re Celebrating the milestone of serving one million girls by showcasing some one-in-a-million women who have made exceptional contributions to empowering girls and women. This week, learn what poet and performer Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley has to say about what makes her—and all of us—one in a million.

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Activity: One in a Million Coloring Sheet

02/20/2015 | Fun & Games

Girls on the Run is celebrating serving our one-millionth girl! Because we know that every girl is uniquely one in a million, here's an "I Am One in a Million" coloring sheet you can print for your girl (or you!) to enjoy.

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Can-Do Spirit Leads to Disney 5k!

By Pamela Young on 02/19/2015 | Remarkable! People

Third-grader Genevieve (Genna) Brennan is no stranger to obstacles, but her can-do spirit and positive attitude shine throughout everything she does, including Girls on the Run. Cigna, a National Partner of Girls on the Run, offered the opportunity for one amazing girl on the run to participate in the Disney Family Fun Run 5k in Orlando, and Genna’s story and qualities of leadership and perseverance made her their first choice! 

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One-in-a-Million: Kathrine Switzer

By Pamela Young on 02/16/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

This year, Girls on the Run will serve its one-millionth girl! We’re honoring this milestone by celebrating what makes each of us one in a million and by showcasing some one-in-a-million women who have made exceptional contributions to empowering girls and women—beginning with Kathrine Switzer, the iconic sports and social advocate whose participation as the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon made sports history in 1967.

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One in a Million!

By Pamela Young on 02/15/2015 | Announcements

At Girls on the Run, we envision a world where all girls know their limitless potential. And more than that, we are working to make that vision a reality. That is why we’re so excited to share that Girls on the Run will serve our one-millionth girl this year! We invite you to celebrate with us! Here's how. 

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The Things We Say

By Celi Merchant on 02/10/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

“At least, you don’t have man hands!” That's what Celi, our marketing manager, recently heard exchanged between two friends, and it got her thinking about the ways women sometimes bond over negative self talk. Here are her thoughts.

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Remarkable Women in Black History

By Pamela Young on 02/06/2015 | Remarkable! People

So many remarkable women of color have helped shape both the history of the black community and progress toward women’s empowerment. In recognition of black history month, here are just a few examples of women of color born at or before the turn of the nineteenth century who made strides for the black community against the odds of the time.

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Insight from Our Girls

By Pamela Young on 01/29/2015 | General

Girls on the Run exists to inspire joy, health and confidence in the girls we serve. Why? Let’s let them tell you. In these snippets from essays and letters we received this past year, you’ll soon understand why we often say “our girls say it best.”

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Athleta Asks "Who Powers You?"

01/28/2015 | Announcements

Until Monday, February 16, tag or tweet a woman who powers you with #PowerToTheShe, and challenge her to rally someone else to the cause. For every post or photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram Athleta will donate $1 to Girls on the Run. All the way up to $25,000. So who powers you?

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Wellness Tip: Fortifying Your Child's Immune System

By Pamela Young on 01/23/2015 | Wellness Tips

In the thick of cold and flu season, many of us are breaking out the over-the-counter products that promise to give our immune systems a boost. But what about our kids? How can we put them on the best footing to avoid whatever illness is making its way around the school? Here are seven tips to keep their sick days in check.

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Remarkable!'s Top 10 Stories of 2014

01/07/2015 | GOTR Picks

As it says in the tag line, we launched this blog to “fuel the limitless potential in ourselves, our girls and our world!” So what have you been fueling up with this year? As Remarkable! heads into 2015, here’s a look at the 10 most-read stories since our launch in August.

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Hello to 2015!

01/01/2015 | Announcements

Thanks for every story you've read and shared in this first year of the Remarkable! blog. Our wish for you in the coming year? No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable!

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A Year-End Opportunity to be Remarkable!

By Pamela Young on 12/31/2014 | Announcements

Today is the day that you can make sure one more girl discovers and activates the limitless potential she has within her. Today is the day that you can help a girl learn to be the leader of her life, with skills that will help her navigate her world with confidence and joy. Here's how and why.

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What's the Buzz? The 10 Posts Our Facebook Fans Liked Most in 2014!

By Celi Merchant on 12/30/2014 | GOTR Picks

Each month, we share a popular social media post in our Remarkable! e-newsletter to keep you in the loop on what’s inspiring and engaging GOTR supporters. In 2014, we shared news about powerful girls and women, inspirational stories and great parenting advice. Here are the top 10 posts that got you buzzing this year!

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Holiday Greetings from Girls on the Run

12/25/2014 | General

This time of the year holds holidays for many cultures and faiths. Whatever your traditions this season, we wish you and your loved ones joy, health and confidence! Speaking of joy, here's a sampling of quotes we think will make you smile.

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DIY: Making a Paper Fortune Teller

By Pamela Young on 12/23/2014 | Fun & Games

Do you remember making and playing with paper fortune tellers? Here's a template you can print, fold and color to make your own paper fortune teller! It's a simple craft activity to do while your kids are home for winter break... or even if you're just in the mood for some nostalgic fun. Enjoy!

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Congrats to the 2014 Wondergirl Award Winner!

12/22/2014 | Announcements

Every year, we recognize a Girls on the Run alumnae who is embracing joy, health and confidence in her life. This year's Wondergirl Award winner is Janet Taves! Here's what she had about how Girls on the Run impacted her then and now.

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When Girls Keep Moving Forward: 5k Reflections

By Pamela Young on 12/19/2014 | General

This fall, roughly 64,000 girls participated in one of more than 170 celebratory 5ks that conclude the Girls on the Run program season. What's that like for the girls involved? Here's the view from a new Girls on the Run council who just held their first 5k. 

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Wellness Tip: Getting Beyond Resolutions

By Pamela Young on 12/19/2014 | Wellness Tips

If you dissect the term "resolution," it literally means to repeat a solution. It's no wonder so many of us end up making (and breaking) the same resolutions over and over again. But that doesn't mean you can't make meaningful changes in the coming year. Here's a different approach.

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GOTR Spirit & Giving Spirit

By Pamela Young on 12/16/2014 | General

Each program cycle, every Girls on the Run team gives to their community through a community impact project the girls decide and do together! This giving spirit fits especially well during this season of holidays where gifts and giving are center stage. How will your GOTR spirit feed your giving spirit this season?

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Giving Tuesday: We Give Because...

12/02/2014 | Announcements

This year Girls on the Run joins in the global Giving Tuesday movement to draw attention to the ways people can and do give to our organization. Whether you give your time, your dollars or your word of mouth to Girls on the Run, we invite you to help us celebrate Giving Tuesday! It's simple. Here's how.

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Giving with Girls at Heart

12/01/2014 | GOTR Picks

When it comes to holiday shopping, we invite you to take a deep breath and step out of the frenzy. We also hope our online Holiday Gift Guide can help. It's teeming with Girls on the Run spirit and budget-friendly gifts that also support our mission of empowering girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

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Pointers from the Program: Encouraging Girls to Make Thoughtful Decisions

By Allison Riley, PhD on 11/29/2014 | Featured Columns & Series

Elementary and middle school girls make complex decisions each day. Should I go with the crowd or stand up for what I believe? Should I continue the gossip chain or choose to stop it with me? At Girls on the Run help our girls learn to make intentional and thoughtful decisions when it comes to themselves, their relationships and their community.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

11/27/2014 | Announcements

At Girls on the Run, gratitude is important. So when this season of thanks and giving comes each year, we gladly embrace the chance to reflect on our blessings and express our thanks!

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Tips to Make the Most of Holiday Running Events

By Pamela Young on 11/25/2014 | GOTR Picks

From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, the holiday season is full of running events. So here are our picks of some tips to help you make the most of your running experience this holiday season!

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Leveraging Our Differences

By Douglass L. Jackson, DMD, MS, PhD on 11/20/2014 | Featured Columns & Series

“Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness” is one of Girls on the Run’s six core values. Girls on the Run International Board member Douglass Jackson, DMD, MS, PhD, whose work focuses on diversity, inclusion and cultural competency, shares how that value is expressed through our program.

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DIY: Making a Gratitude Jar with Your Child

By Pamela Young on 11/19/2014 | Fun & Games

Are you looking for an activity to do with your kids while they’re out of school for the Thanksgiving holiday? Here’s one that not only offers arts-n-crafts time but also helps your little ones start to develop an attitude of gratitude! Another bonus? You can do it with supplies you probably already have at home.

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SoleMate Katherine Is Millionth Finisher in NYC Marathon

11/04/2014 | Remarkable! People

On November 3, SoleMate Katherine Slingluff, was the one-millionth finisher in the 44-year history of the NYC Marathon! Girls on the Run is proud of all of our SoleMates who fundraise while training for and participating in marathons, triathlons, fun runs and other athletic events. Read on about Katherine's significant finish.

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Fun Tips for a Healthier Halloween

By Celi Merchant on 10/31/2014 | GOTR Picks

Trick-or-treating is a fun-filled tradition for many kids. It can also be an exciting way to get the recommended 60-minutes of daily physical activity! To make for the best Halloween possible, here are some creative ideas for health and safety.

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Wellness Tip: Strong Because...

By Pamela Young on 10/23/2014 | Wellness Tips

Girls receive many messages from media, peers and other influencers—and many of them do nothing to build confidence. What if your girl could strengthen her own voice against the chatter? Here’s an activity that can help the girl in your world learn to be a positive voice for herself.  (Hint: It also works for grown ups.)

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Wondergirl Q&A: Callie Jane

10/22/2014 | Remarkable! People

Each year, we recognize a Girls on the Run alumna who is embracing joy, health and confidence in her life. Callie Jane is one of three Wondergirl Award winners from 2012. Recently, we asked her to share some perspective on her Girls on the Run experience. We think you'll enjoy her answers.

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Bloom Where You Are: The 'Not Enough' Fallacy

By Mandy Murphy on 10/17/2014 | Featured Columns & Series

Bloom Where You Are—written by our director of professional development, Mandy Murphy—is a column that shares thoughts and insight about wellness and personal development. This first installment explores the "not enough" perspective that many women embrace to the detriment of their own wellbeing.

 

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Wondergirl Q&A: Beth

10/15/2014 | Remarkable! People

Each year, we recognize a Girls on the Run alumna who is embracing joy, health and confidence in her life. Beth Gordon is one of three Wondergirl Award winners from 2012. Recently, we asked her to share some perspective on her Girls on the Run experience.

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Activity: Helping Your Girl Take a Stand Against Bullying

By Pamela Young on 10/13/2014 | General

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. What can you do with your daughter or the girls in your world to help them recognize and respond to bullying? Here are some talking points and a fun activity to do together.

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Wondergirl Q&A: Amanda

10/08/2014 | Remarkable! People

Each year, we recognize a Girls on the Run alumna who is embracing joy, health and confidence in her life. Amanda Kappele is one of three Wondergirl Award winners from 2012. Recently, we asked her to share some perspective on her Girls on the Run experience.

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Wondergirl Q&A: Cammy

By Celi Merchant on 09/30/2014 | Remarkable! People

Each year, we recognize a Girls on the Run alumna who is embracing joy, health and confidence in her life. We are now accepting entries for the annual Wondergirl Award through October 31! In this quick Q&A, learn more about our 2013 Wondergirl, Cammy Nelson.

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GOTR Spirit Video: What's the Best Part of my GOTR Team?

09/27/2014 | Featured Columns & Series

What is the best part of a Girls on the Run Team? In this video for GOTR Spirit Day, our girls tell you what they like about their teams.

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GOTR Spirit Video: What Have I Discovered About Myself?

09/26/2014 | Featured Columns & Series

In this series of videos celebrating Girls on the Run Spirit Day, September 26, girls share their GOTR spirit in their own words. In this video they explain what they've discovered about themselves through their participation in Girls on the Run.

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Wellness Tip: Boost Their Day & Yours with Sidewalk Talk

By Pamela Young on 09/25/2014 | Wellness Tips

Did you know that doing good things for others is also good for your own health? Here’s a “win-win” post-back-to-school wellness tip you can use to help you and the school-aged kids in your world. All you need is a sidewalk or paved walkway, some chalk and some goodwill.

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GOTR Spirit Video: What Makes My Girls on the Run Team Strong?

09/25/2014 | Featured Columns & Series

We believe that "our girls say it best." In today's GOTR Spirit video leading up to Girls on the Run Spirit Day September 26, some of our girls share what makes their Girls on the Run Team strong.

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GOTR Spirit Video: Advice from Our Girls

09/24/2014 | Featured Columns & Series

If you could give a girl a piece of advice, what would it be? That's what we recently asked some of our girls on run. GOTR girls learn to value and voice their thoughts. In the second video of our series leading up to a national Girls on the Run Spirit Day, September 26, here's some of the advice they shared.

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GOTR Spirit Video: What Makes My Team Unique?

09/22/2014 | Featured Columns & Series

GOTR girls learn to value and voice their thoughts. That's why we often say, "Our girls say it best." In this series of videos leading up to a national Girls on the Run Spirit Day, September 26, girls share their GOTR spirit in their own words. First up, hear what they think makes their teams unique.

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Running Our Lives

By Elizabeth Kunz on 09/17/2014 | Featured Columns & Series

Girls on the Run International's CEO, Elizabeth Kunz, looks beyond running to share what Girls on the Run is about at its core and how activity and movement fit into the picture. Are you "at one" with Girls on the Run? Read on to find out.

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Who's Got Spirit? You!

By Celi Merchant on 09/16/2014 | Announcements

GOTR Spirit is leading with an open heart, inspiring joy, impacting our community and the many other uplifting values that grow from activating our limitless potential. We have opportunities to live out our GOTR spirit every day… but on GOTR Spirit Day, September 26 2014, we have the chance to celebrate it together from coast to coast!

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How to Talk to Your Girl About Difficult Events

By Michelle Klavohn on 09/09/2014 | General

It can be tricky to navigate conversations about sensitive issues. A traumatic event like 9/11. A death in the family. Parents splitting up. These events are hard to discuss with children for a number of reasons, but it's an important part of nurturing their growth. These guidelines might help you find a sense of direction for approaching difficult subjects.

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Pointers from the Program: How Girls Learn to Stand Up for Themselves & Others

By Heather Pressley, PhD on 09/04/2014 | Featured Columns & Series

One of the core values of Girls on the Run is “Stand up for ourselves and others.” But how do we equip our girls to activate that value in their own lives, especially in a world that often teaches them that putting others’ needs first is what's expected of girls and women, and standing up for yourself is selfish or pushy? Confidence is part of the formula.

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Running Strong

By Pamela Young on 09/03/2014 | Remarkable! People

Avery runs at life with courage and confidence! After multiple cranial-facial surgeries, Avery could no longer participate in many of her favorite athletic activities. Through Girls on the Run Avery has found a love for running at her own pace, and it has lifted her spirits and built her confidence. Now she and her mom, Allie, run together.

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6 Apps to Nurture Her Physical, Emotional or Spiritual Health

By Celi Merchant on 08/29/2014 | GOTR Picks

Kids spend an average of seven hours per day in front of a screen. Some of this screen time can be directed toward nurturing your girl's physical, emotional and spiritual health. Here's our pick of six apps that help encourage healthy behaviors.

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2 Ways to Navigate Back-to-School Challenges

By Michelle Klavohn on 08/28/2014 | General

A new school year can spur many emotions for a parent watching a child confront new scenarios. It can be challenging, especially when you see the girl you care about facing a difficult situation. But how you respond contributes an important piece of the education that comes her way.

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Wellness Tip: Setting the Stage for Sleep

By Pamela Young on 08/27/2014 | Wellness Tips

Sleep does everything from giving our brains a chance to refresh, to boosting our immune function and influencing the release of important regulatory hormones. Fostering good sleep is an important part of nurturing our physical health. Here are a few practices that can play a role in your overall sleep strategy.

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Powering Up the Next Generation of Girls

08/25/2014 | Announcements

At Girls on the Run, the finish line is just the beginning. Our national partner Athleta has collaborated with Kate T. Parker, the talented photographer behind Strong is the New Pretty, to create a series of images that capture pivotal moments of the Girls on the Run experience.

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Small Shoes. Big Feat.

By Pamela Young on 08/18/2014 | Remarkable! People

Meet eight-year-old Ella, who is training for her third triathlon as a GOTR SoleMate! SoleMates raise money for Girls on the Run while participating in the athletic event of their choice. Ella may be our youngest SoleMate, but she’s big on inspiration and results!

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Wellness Tip: Positively Impactful

By Pamela Young on 08/17/2014 | Wellness Tips

Sometimes we can be hard on ourselves, but turning negative self-talk in a positive direction has been proven to improve mood and outlook. And it's a habit you can learn!

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Wellness Tip: Growing Gratitude

By Pamela Young on 08/15/2014 | Wellness Tips

Gratitude is good for you. Research shows a direct link between gratitude and happiness, good health and even financial stability. Best yet, gratitude is something you can actively develop. Using a gratitude jar is one simple way to do that. Here’s how it works.

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Activity: GOTR Spirit Coloring - Journaling Sheet

By Celi Merchant on 08/15/2014 | Fun & Games

At Girls on the Run, we like to say “our girls say it best!” Here's a GOTR Spirit coloring/journaling sheet to help girls unleash their creativity and express themselves in a fun way.

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Welcome to Remarkable!

By Pamela Young on 08/14/2014 | Announcements

We empower our girls with the mantra, “No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable!” So it’s with this mantra that we launch Remarkable!, the blog and monthly e-newsletter to fuel the limitless potential in all of us. Remarkable! is about living our core values as an organization and inspiring you to live yours.

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Whitney Cipolla

01/01/1970

My name is Whitney Cipolla and I am a senior at the University of Tulsa.  I am a double major in English and Women and Gender Studies with an Education minor.  I currently serve as the Vice-President of the Student Association, President of Student Alliance for Violence Education, and a Reading Partner.  In June, I will begin two years as a corp. member for Teach for America, after which I plan on attending law school.