Girls on the Run of Central Oregon

Inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend operates an affiliate program of Girls on the Run of Central Oregon dedicated to helping girls stay out of the "Girl Box" - a place where girls are valued more for their outward appearance than their character inside.

Girls on the Run is a prevention program that encourages young girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles. The curricula addresses all aspects of a girl's development by combining training for a 3.1 mile run/walk event with lessons designed to promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual development. The program objective is to reduce the display of at-risk behaviors among participants by providing the girls with the tools to make healthy decisions and form positive self-images.



Fall 2017 Season

  • Amity Creek: Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:45PM - 5:00PM
  • Boys Girls Clubs of Bend - Downtown: Mondays/Wednesdays 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Silver Rail: Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:45PM - 5:00PM
  • ​Miller Elementary: Tuesday/Thursdays 4:00PM - 5:15PM​
Heart & Sole (6th - 8th grade)
  • Bend International School​​: Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:45PM - 5:00PM

Become A Volunteer Coach

Become a COACH for Girls on the Run of Central Oregon and help empower young girls to embrace their limitless potential! Need more information? Reach out to our Council Director, Emily Usselman, at

The heart of Girls on the Run (GOTR) comes from our volunteer coaches. Without these trained volunteers GOTR would not exist in Central Oregon. Being a GOTR Coach is so much more than just following the well-written/research-based curriculum and helping instill a love of exercise within the participants, it's teaching the girls about positive body image, self-respect, positive peer groups, and helping their team complete a community service project prior to the end-of-season 5k.

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Calling ALL 3-8 graders,
are you ready to be

Fall 2017:






Contact ​Emily Usselman​
Council Director​
Girls on the Run of Central Oregon