Our Program in Action
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
News & Inspiration
Cherrie Layton is a #CrystalCoach
It's time for another #CrystalCoachSpotlight! Everyone meet Cherrie Layton! She has been a coach with Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia for 12 seasons and loves seeing the impact that the program has on our #stronggirls. Click below to read her full interview. Have you been with us for 10+ seasons? Send us an email to be featured in your very own profile!
Crystal Coach: Sage Wood
As part of our #GOTRHomecoming weekend, we're honoring those coaches who have been with us for 10+ seasons. These 'Crystal Coaches' make our program work, and we're so thankful for their continued dedication to GOTR over all these years. Meet Sage Wood, who has volunteered for 12 seasons! She's seen the effect the program has on shaping our #stronggirls into model citizens and now we want to honor HER for all she's done in helping our girls get this far. Thank you for everything!
Doreen Peters Crystal Coach Spotlight
Have you met Doreen Peters? She has been a coach with Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia for 20 seasons, and she knows that strong girls are adaptable to any situation. Read her Crystal Coach interview below to find out what inspires her and hear some of her most memorable times with the program!
Thank You Barakat
Many thanks to Barakat Orthodontics, our newest BoostHER sponsor! They are supporting our teams at Potowmack Elementary, Horizon Elementary and River Bend Middle Schools in Loudon County for the Fall Season. Thanks so much for helping us to build strong girls!
Girls' self-confidence plummets when they reach puberty.
Only 19% of girls have a positive association with the phrase “Like a Girl.”
Join or Start a Team
Enroll your special girl in one of our after-school programs, and empower her to be her best. If your school doesn’t have a Girls on the Run Team, start one.
82,000+ girls are enrolled in NOVA public elementary & middle schools. Join the 800+ volunteers each season who generously donate their time and talents to our program. Help us serve more girls!
We all need to rally and support the girls in our community, so that every girl reaches her full potential. Partnering with us will help us reach that goal.
To make sure that all 8-13 year old girls have the opportunity to become strong, heathy, confident young women. Go to our Crowdrise page and make a donation or set up your own online fundraiser.
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We can’t start a movement without you. Girls on the Run councils have collectively served One Million Girls in the US & Canada, and we are determined to serve a million more by 2020.