About the Program
Girls on the Run uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls.
The 10 week program focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health. The girls are empowered with a greater sense of self-awareness, a sense of achievement and a foundation in team building to help them become strong, content and self-confident women.
- Meets twice a week for 90 minutes
- Girls on the Run for grades 3 to 5
- Heart & Sole for grades 6 to 8
- Each session led by trained volunteer coaches
- Group participates in a 5k running/walking event
- Fall Season: September – December
- Spring Season: March – June
- Financial Assistance Available
Teams & Program Registration
Registration can be done online or in person at a YMCA branch. Participants are able to register at any school within their district if their home school is not listed. Transportation is not provided.
At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion change the lives of thousands of girls each year. Our volunteers are dynamic role models dedicated to empowering girls to become healthy and confident young women. Whether you have just a couple of hours a year, a season or a month to help our cause, we would love to hear from you.
FAQ & Contact Us
Have questions? We have you covered! Browse our frequently asked questions page or contact a member of our staff.
Information and resources for current Girls on the Run coaches.