We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons help girls make positive decisions to avoid risky adolescent behaviors. At the end of each program the girls run a celebratory 5K to experience the exhilarating feeling of accomplishment. However, at Girls on the Run, the finish line is just the beginning, as our ultimate goal is to provide the girls with tools and resources that develop their ability to think critically - a skill that will serve them well for a lifetime.
Girls on the Run Philadelphia is growing by leaps and bounds! In the past eight years, we have increased the number of GOTR teams from two to forty-two. Our goal is to continue this kind of growth until we can reach as many girls in our area as possible. With nearly 70% of our recent participants receiving some form of scholarship, donations are critical to leading us toward our goal of bringing this life-changing program to every girl who wishes to participate. We invite you to join us by helping us financially to expand to more schools and offer scholarships to girls who otherwise would not be able to afford this transformational program.