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Who We Are


We believe that every girl

can embrace who she is,
can define who she wants to be,

can rise to any challenge,

can change the world.

Can.


Mission

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


Vision

girlsontherun-circleimg-8.jpgWe envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Empowerment, Responsibility, Intentionality, Diversity, Connectedness, Joy, Optimism, Gratitude, Nurturing, Healthy, Open-hearted, Compassion 


Overview

Welcome to Girls on the Run! - A life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

The 20-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem-solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.

Girls on the Run of Central Oregon is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.

Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

girlsontherun-circleimg-4.jpgMeeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible, and teaching girls that they can.

We believe that every girl can embrace who she is, can define who she wants to be, can rise to any challenge, can change the world.


Core Values

Girls on the Run honors its core values. We strive to:

Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision-making
Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
Stand up for ourselves and others.

Girls on the Run of Central Oregon Board

Anna Higgins
Derek Beauvais
Dr. Peter M. Yonan, DMD
Tami MacLeod
Chris Zerger
Suzanne Kelso
Roz Eaton
Gina Miller
Aaron J. Trudel
Jim Crowell
Natasha Henderson
Shon Rae
Tia Rooney
Erin Reilly
Ryan Holmes
Don Wells
Sarah Harlos
Shannon Hinderberger
Sarah Pool

“THANK YOU for directing such an amazing program for our girls! We are so proud of [Rachel] and appreciate the things she learned over the last 10 weeks. The coaches really inspired her. Seeing the hundreds of people at today's run [our 2009 GOTR 5K] is a testament to how valued our girls and the GOTR program are in this community. Awesome.”

 
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Calling ALL 3-5 graders,
are you ready to be
INSPIRED?

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STAY CONNECTED

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

eusselman@bgcbend.org