Stories

Every woman and every girl inspires us. We are deeply grateful to those who have shared their stories about breakthroughs in their lives, the ways in which they have overcome fears, beliefs, or events that once kept them from connecting with their inner strength and recognizing their amazingness. Some of these stories are stories of pain and how a women or girl triumphed over it. As you read these stories, rather than focusing on the pain, choose to focus instead on the triumph and the ways that others have overcome what may once have seemed impossible to overcome. Let's celebrate their triumphs!

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! When I was a school-aged girl, I became a high school and...

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 great and are still close to me. I learned a lot and use...

Determined

When I was in 4th grade in Springfield, Virginia, my mom’s friend brought GOTR to my school. My mom signed my sister and I up, much to my dismay. If running during soccer practice wasn’t my thing, this surely wouldn’t be either. Even...

Limitless Potential

When I became an aunt to my incredible and outgoing niece, I knew I wanted to make a difference in her life. Weather it be through running, or being a role model, I knew I wanted to give that to all young girls. Because growing up, I never saw...

I believe in my self

People said I was not pretty or every succeed but I believe I am buttiful and smart and if people think I’m not I don’t care because I believe in my self and ever girl is strong and buttiful just like me. ~ Photo credit: Image...

So many lessons

When coaching lessons with the girls, I love seeing their confidence grow over time and sharing their voices in a safe environment. So many of the lessons are applicable to adults and I often find myself applying Girls on the Run strategies to...

Sunlight for a Rainbow

Hi Angels, I am a mother of 3 just wanting to share my hope that you can truly believe you CAN DO ANYTHING! I grew up so incredibly sickly and was told by my family over and over again how weak I was. When I became pregnant with my first child...

Dreaming big is the way to go!

I learned that dreaming big is the way to go! And to never limit your goals for anyone, if you believe you can achieve them! I was a running buddy with my daughter for her second GOTR Celebration 5K and she told me she was going to “come...

GOTRocks!!

My daughter and I have had the privledge of being involved in GOTR since 2015. My daughter was part of a team and I was one of the coaches. Grace continued to be part of GOTR and then Heart & Sole through 8th grade. I continue to coach and...

Much stronger than I thought

I was in GOTR during my 5th-grade year (2009/2010) of elementary school in Charlotte, NC. It was the first time I had a sense of community, especially being a Black girl unknowingly facing much discrimination and oppression in school. It taught...