Sports

GOTR is transformative

I signed up to be an assistant coach at a school where I was substitute teacher. I wanted to build experience as a student teacher and having been a runner since I was a teenager it seemed...

Running Changed My Life

My story isn’t specifically about GOTR but it’s about girls empowering girls and how running changed my life. I was not an active kid. Then, I spent much of my adulthood reacting to...

Vital to Our Young Girls

I am not a young girl, coach, or teacher. I am a fond supporter of GOTR. I went to an awards breakfast where our local chapter was receiving a small grant, and heard Gillian Byerly tell a...

Health is more than just physical

Before joining GOTR as a coach, I was only training people 20-years-old and up for my final semester at NAU’s Fitness Wellness program. After spending this season with my girls, I...

In love with this organization

I remember standing there, waiting for her to cross the finish line. I had no idea who the girl was but our eyes connected as she got closer to me. That look of despair, exhaustion and...

GOTR

If I can be grateful to the pandemic for anything, it would be that my daughter gets to participate in GOTR. I’ve wanted this for her since she was barely old enough to walk! But it...

I felt stronger

I started running because I got diagnosed with some health issues. Running was one of my ways of coping. Every time I ran, I felt better. I felt stronger. It was like moving meditation...

Chicago Marathon

I have many GOTR stories but this one is my first! In 2016 I discovered and enthusiastically agreed to run as a SoleMate for Girls on the Run of NWI as a way to have guaranteed entry into...

I Fell in Love

When I moved to Reno, I immediately sought out the GOTR program as I had pervious exposure to it in the Bay Area, CA from my mother. It was a program I fell in love with from the get-go...

GOTR Memories

One of my favorite memories from GOTR is running the 5k. I always had a goal and managed to reach that goal every year. GOTR is something I enjoyed and definitely miss. The coaches are...