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

Fall 2017 program registration is NOW open!! Click ​HERE to register your girl today, and know that she won't miss out on this amazing program!

*Below are the sites/times that are currently confirmed for Fall 2017, please know that we are still working on site recruitment through the end of June.*

  • 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
  • High Lakes: Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:45PM - 5:00PM
  • R.E. Jewell: Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:45PM - 5:00PM​
Heart & Sole (6th - 8th grade)
  • Bend International School​​: Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:45PM - 5:00PM


Camp GOTR is a BRAND NEW, summer camp style Girls on the Run season! Trained coaches will lead small teams of 3rd - 5th grade girls through a one (or two) week program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Girls explore life skills through physical activity, collaborative games and creative expression. The program culminates with a celebratory event where families can join girls in a one-mile fun run and a creative showcase of their original work from the program. Girls will gain skills to navigate their world, improve their health and confidence, make friends and HAVE FUN! 

Participants have the option to participate in one or both weeks (2 different curriculum).  

Practices are Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 12pm during the weeks of July 10th and July 17th.


Camp GOTR registration is now open! To reserve your girl's Camp GOTR spot today, click one, or both of the links below:

  • Click HERE for Week 1 (July 10th - 14th)
  • Click HERE for Week 2 (July 17th - 24th)

*Camp GOTR is $50 per week, but scholarships are available.


Become A Volunteer Coach

Interested in becoming  a coach for Camp GOTR? Click HERE to ​sign-up now!

Our Fall 2017 Coach Application in open! Click HERE to register!

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