We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
learn. dream. live. run.
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Twelve years strong thanks to a vision and long time supporters
In 2002 our chapter founder Shari Kunz read about the Girls on the Run program in Runner's World and decided she wanted to show what the power of running can bring to girls in the Wood River Valley. And thanks to donors and sponsors, many who have supported the program since it's inception, the program has served over 1300 girls in 12 years. From simple actions to immensely powerful gifts, find out how you can help us to continue to inspire our young women!
Athletes using the power of their personal goals to make a difference
Solemates is the fundraising leg of Girls on the Run. Male and female athletes pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon, completing a triathlon or cycling event, or even doing our first 5k or 10k, to raise money for Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley. A team of 12 women will be choosing to sweat together, sleep in awkward places, and run under the starts of bear country this August at the Grand Teton Relay. Find out how you too can use the power of your racing to make an impact!