Share Your Girls on the Run Story!
At this complicated time in history, girls need support and inspiration more than ever. That’s where you come in: we’re inviting you to share your story about the meaningful impact of Girls on the Run! Your words have the power to inspire the girls in your life — whether your daughter, GOTR teammates, a girl you have coached or anyone in between — to unleash their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams, which is the core of our mission.
How has Girls on the Run positively affected your life or the life of someone you know? Is there a girl or woman who has participated in our program who serves as your source of inspiration? Why is getting involved in our community as a GOTR coach or volunteer so important? In what ways have you seen Girls on the Run create positive change in our community? How has being a GOTR coach or volunteer added joy to your life? What benefits have you experienced from becoming more physically active through our program? These are just some ideas to spark your imagination. There is no length requirement — stories can be as short as a sentence or as long as an essay. Plus, everyone is welcome to contribute!
By sharing your story, you are helping girls in our community and beyond experience our life-changing programs and gain confidence in using their own voices to inspire and encourage others. To help you get started, here are a handful of examples from our supporters:
Peter, father and coach:
“Coaching for Girls on the Run helped me see life through my daughter’s eyes. It was an incredible opportunity to help girls see the strength within themselves — to show them how strong they are and how strength isn’t just about their ability to run a 5K, but more about the strength to do whatever they put their hearts and minds to.”
Taylor, former participant:
“I learned to speak up about issues that bother me. I learned to be a better friend and person to all people, no matter their differences.”
Annie, coach and donor:
“I love getting to work with an organization that helps every girl learn the skills that are important for all of us to remember – like confidence, emotional health and teamwork.”
“Instead of wondering what my life would have been like if I was more talkative, brave and outgoing, I was able to relive it through these girls as a coach. I was able to break free and let my 10-year-old self come back to life.”
Ashlynn, former participant:
“At Girls on the Run, I learned to never give up, no matter what. Nothing should hold you back. If you have a dream, make it come true!”
Lisa, coach and donor:
“I joined Girls on the Run to inspire our next generation of leaders. After over a decade with GOTR, I have witnessed the positive impact our movement has on the girls, their families and our communities.”
Submit your story today!
We’ve teamed up with Say It Forward, who shares our belief that what you have to say matters.