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Cause Area

  • Children & Youth


801 E MOREHEAD ST STE 201CHARLOTTE, NC 28202 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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


The mission of Girls on the Run International is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through an intentional curriculum that creatively integrates running. Our organization serves as the umbrella organization for 210+ local Girls on the Run councils nationwide that implement the Girls on the Run program, a physical activity-based, positive youth development program for young girls in 3rd to 8th grade.

The Girls on the Run program provides a safe and interactive way to learn about healthy living which includes an introduction and education on important topics such as goal-setting, cooperation, healthy decision-making, and self-respect, while training for a 5K event. The innovative curriculum teaches girls to listen and open up while also encouraging them to commit to a healthy lifestyle, and harness the inner strength that they possess. Our important mission is accomplished by giving girls the tools to make positive choices for a healthy body and mind, while reducing the many risks they face today.

By 2021, Girls on the Run International (GOTRI) seeks to extend the reach of its programming to 80% of the U.S. population, in turn allowing roughly two million girls to become empowered through participating in Girls on the Run. A key component of achieving this extended reach of Girls on the Run is to increase accessibility for all girls, including individuals in communities such as Riverside County that have traditionally lacked access to the program.


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