Girls on the Run International

Stories from girls, moms, coaches and teachers…

A Painted Idea

The spring 2017 Laurel Elementary GOTR team beautified the school this season for their community service project. The previous spring team planted the seed and had brainstormed the idea. ...

All the Medals Look the Same.

When Julianna joined our program last Fall she was 9 years old, weighed 185 pounds, and had Type 2 Diabetes. Julianna was in and out of foster care because her mother was going through...

It is never too late…

I have been involved with GOTRBA for the past 3 years as a board member and I am continued excited and full of joy at what this organization does for girls and women. As a “wannabe”...

The baby we will never meet

I’m pregnant. Most women when they have that news are elated and can’t wait to share. They start choosing baby names, creating a registry and planning the nursery. They share the...

Chin Down to Head Up

One fall, on the recommendation from a friend, I registered Allison for Girls On The Run. All I knew was the program was designed build confidence with an end goal of running a 5k. As a mom...

Back Home Again

From 2000-2009 I was in a weird, I’m not me place…..
1st marriage ended after 14 months….Never really fixed the “why” I was where I was and how I felt about things after...

Unique. Imperfect. Amazing!

I am amazing because I can finally say and actually believe that I truly am amazing. I didn’t always feel this way: I was a strong girl who liked to climb trees and play sports. I...

Working Hard to be Joyful!

A few years ago, my husband and I were at an event where the speaker challenged us to develop a family motto. He suggested we sit down with our kids and create a simple phrase that embodied...

Growing with Girls on the Run

I first learned about Girls on the Run from a coworker, she was telling us at lunch how much her daughter enjoyed it. I checked out the website and knew this was something I had to get...

Thinking big and not giving up!

I am a mom that truly loves GOTR and what it stands for. My daughter absolutely loves this program. I am lucky enough to be able to participate in this program through our school and we...