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 life-changing, experiential learning program for girls age eight to thirteen years old (3rd-8th grade). The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.
GIRLS ON THE RUN NEWS UPDATES:
An all female film crew embarked on a 7,000-mile cross-country road trip in just 30 days, to interview 17 inspiring women from a variety of career fields. They gained candid insight on how these women define their success, what it takes to be a woman in their position, and valuable advice on how to improve the female role in the workplace.
Do you have a sincere interest in leading a healthy lifestyle?
Do you want to commit to the positive development of young girls?
Do you have an interest in combating issues facing young women today?
Do you wish to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident?
We are looking for adult coaches to join us in what can just as rewarding for the volunteer giving there time as it is to the girls that get to receive the encouragement and support!
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!