• Our Impact in Northern Virginia

    GOTR NOVA fosters a passion for healthy living among the families of Northern Virginia, and supports the development of adolescent girls as we equip them with the skills and desire to become confident, healthy and engaged young women.

  • More than a Running Program

    Find out what makes GOTR different from running clubs and other after-school activities.

    GOTR's Unique Value


  • Fabulous 5K Photos

    FREE downloads from our Flickr page. Photos by David Brooks Photography.




  • Sponsor a Girl in Need

    Your donation puts girls living below the poverty level on the road to self-respect and healthy living.

    Our Scholarship Fund

  • Caring.

    Our Program

  • learn. dream. live. run.

    Significant increases in girls' physical activity, self-esteem and body size satisfaction are proven outcomes of our program.


  • Voices of GOTR NOVA Girls

    Here's what the girls have to say after a season of Girls on the Run.

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  • Experience
    Girls on the Run

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

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What's Happening at Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.