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.
"Wrap-n-Run" to Benefit Girls on the Run!
Saturday, December 13th., 1-6 p.m.
Saturday, December 20st., 2-8 p.m.
Sun Valley Signatures and Gifts, Sun Valley Village
This Holiday Season, get in the spirit, shop local and give back! For complimentary holiday gift wrapping please consider stopping by Sun Valley Signatures and Gifts where GOTR Volunteers will be on hand to wrap your gifts.
100% of any donations go to supporting GOTR. Even if you don't shop at Sun Valley, support GOTR by bringing your presents by and having them wrapped! You'll have the prettiest tree ever!
While you're there, check out some of these magical holiday experiences going on in the Sun Valley Village:
Winter Wonderland Festival, Saturday, December 13th, 1-4 p.m.
Kick-off celebration of the holiday season, featuring Santa, our popular kids' village train, live holiday music performances, free "wrap-n-run" gift wrapping at the Signatures gift store (1-6pm), seasonal food offerings such as caramel apples, cinnamon rolls and hot cocoa, and, of course our kids' gingerbread/cookie decorating event ($7/child), 2-4pm in the Boiler Room.
Bogner 25th Anniversary Fire & Ice Party
Brass Ranch Village: December 13, 4-8pm.
Willy Bogner Film at the Opera House
December 13, 5:30pm. (Free)
Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village, December 20, 5:30 p.m.
Better than ever, this iconic celebration will feature Santa, Sun Valley Carolers, live holiday music, free cookies & hot cocoa, free "wrap-n-run" gift wrapping at Signatures (2-8pm), and more. Festivities begin at 5:30pm, Tree Lighting at 6pm. (Photo opportunities provided by Elevation Imaging)
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!