Girls on the Run International

Stories from girls, moms, coaches and teachers…

Tell Her She Can Run

At the age of 9, my daughter was beautiful and bubbly, intelligent and funny. Always tall for her age, she possessed a body built for strength and she was using that strength to become a...

She Had It In Her All Along

I often believe that the best way to celebrate someone’s birthday is to focus on the impact they have made on the universe. Today, I want to celebrate and say Happy Birthday to Girls on...

Dust Yourself Off

Growing up, I was always told that as long as I tried my best my grades didn’t have to be perfect. My parents didn’t push me to be perfect, just to strive for My best. School...

Finding me

As a young woman I struggled with who I was. Not because I did not like who I was but because I had so many interests & wanted to be so many things I could not say “No”. In...

GOTR Girls and Women Changed My Life

I have been directly and indirectly involved with GOTR for 12 years starting as a coach, then a run committee member then member of our local council board. As a coach, I learned to look at...

I am inspired!

They use inspiring words. I feel more confident about my dreams. They told me not to be afraid to be ME. They told me that I can do ANYTHING. I encourage myself and everyone around me. It...

I aspire to inspire…

For me, being successful and reaching my potential involves helping others be successful and realize their potential. I truly believe that my purpose on this Earth is to help others...

Fight Like A Girl

For years, I suffered silently with depression and anxiety. I was ashamed and embarrassed. Ten years ago, I reached a breaking point and I reached out for help. Over the years, my battle...

Why I run

Growing up I never thought of myself as sporty or athletic– that was my sister. She was coordinated, aggressive and an all-star athlete like my dad. I considered myself to be...

Learning Not to Quit

I posted a video last night of an overexuberant set of coaches cheering on a girl for finishing a practice 5K in our Girls on the Run program. I am sure that some of you shook your heads...