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.
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Empowerment, Responsibility, Intentionality, Diversity, Connectedness, Joy, Optimism, Gratitude, Nurturing, Healthy, Open-hearted, Compassion
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
Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive
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.
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
Dr. Peter M. Yonan, DMD
Aaron J. Trudel
“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.”