Inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Through a combination of running, group activities, individual goal setting, and a community service project, girls are taught values that lead to a confident sense of self.
The goals of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development. Girls celebrate their end of season accomplishments by participating in a 5k (3.1 mile) walk/run event, supported and cheered on by their families, friends, and the community.
A chapter of Girls on the Run International, it serves more than 1,000 girls per year.
Volunteer Coaches serve as role models and mentors for the girls. Coaches are not required to be runners. Practice seasons are 12 weeks.
Fundraising/Event Planning Committee
Volunteers are needed who are creative and are willing to reach out to their personal and professional networks for support and assist in planning fundraising events. The committee meets every other month.
Spring 5k Committee
The largest yearly event needs volunteers in the following areas: marketing, sponsorships, family festival, registration and packet pick up, volunteer coordination, and race course logistics. The 5k committee will meet monthly in cooler months and more often in the spring.
Staff a water station at a 5k, represent GOTR at a local event or expo, help assemble race materials, or assist with data entry or organizing projects.
Craft supplies, office supplies and other items needed are listed on the organization's wish list
Monetary donations may be made online. A donation of $30 provides books for a team of 15 girls for one season. $200 provides scholarship for one girl to complete the program.