Girls on the Run International

Stories from girls, moms, coaches and teachers…

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...

Shoes

A couple seasons ago, I was coaching at for my first time at a very awesome elementary school in Des Moines, IA. My team was an amazing group of girls- some who had participated in the...

Lift Someone Up

I have been in Girls On The Run for a year and there are many different things I like about Girls On The Run. Also there are very important things I like about Girls On The Run, they are my...

Lights! Camera! Action!

My most memorable moment from Girls On The Run is when I was interviewed. It was a normal day we talked about the lesson and did the activite. Then we went to the track to run. After...

Meeting Me Where I Am

Girls on the Run is the best after school program ever! I love Girls on the Run because you get to make new friends and get along with other girls that you never met. You don’t know...

Be Respectful

Why is girls on the Run so much fun? Girls on the Run is so much fun because while you are participating in it you are making friends, encouraging others, learning lessons, and trying to...

I love Girls on the Run

I love Girls on the Run! I have been participating in G.O.T.R. for 4 seasons. I love G.O.T.R. because the lessons that they teach us helps with many things during the day. I also love...

Steel is often Strengthened By Fire

Steel- Noun: a hard, strong, gray or bluish-gray alloy of iron with carbon and usually other elements, used extensively as a structural and fabricating material. Verb: mentally prepare...