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.  Girls on the Run is not a traditional running program; instead we use running as a creative outlet and tool to help propel girls into activating their limitless potential and achieving their dreams.  



​Spring 2019 Season

​Spring sites:

  • Bear Creek Elementary | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:45-5:00
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend - Downtown | Mondays & Wednesdays | 4:30-5:45
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend- East Bend | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30-5:45
  • High Lakes Elementary | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:45-5:00
  • Miller Elementary | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:45-5:00
  • Highland Elementary | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:45-5:00
  • Barnes Butte Elementary | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:00-​4:30
  • Vern Patrick Elementary | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:45-5:00
  • Elk Meadow Elementary Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:45-5:00


Heart & Sole (6th - 8th grade)

  • Crook County Middle School | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:10-4:40

Camp GOTR 2019!

Camp GOTR is a week long half day camp experience that includes all the fun of a  day camp with the lessons and inclusion of Girls on the Run.  Register today for this fun new program!  

Location: Boys & Girls Club of Bend-July 8th-12th 2019

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 ​Love, at e​

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

Camp GOTR 2019-July 8th-12th:






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