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.  



Girls on the Run Fall 2019 program

Available sites for the GOTR 3rd-5th grade program:


Boys & Girls Club of Bend Downtown- Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00-5:15p.m.

Boys & Girls Club of Bend East- Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00-5:15p.m.

Bear Creek Elementary- Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:45-4:00p.m.

Silver Rail Elementary-Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45-5:00p.m.

Elk Meadow Elementary-Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45-5:00p.m.

Pine Ridge Elementary-Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45-5:00p.m.

High Lakes Elementary-Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45-5:00p.m.

Highland Elementary-Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45-5:00p.m.

Tom McCall Elementary-Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45-5:00p.m.

Tumalo Community School-Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45-5:00p.m.


Available sites for our Middle School Heart & Sole program:

Bend International School-Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:15p.m.

LaPine Middle School-Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-4:00p.m.


​For more information, please contact our Council Director, Emily, at

541-617-2877 ex. 4 or via email at

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,
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​GOTR Fall 2019 program:






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