Girls on the Run

learn. dream. live. run.

Welcome to Girls on the Run – a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

"One girl put it this way, "I learned that I am the boss of my brain." Helping girls take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. You can also think of it as Can University—a place where girls learn that they can. No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable.


Swamp Rabbit 5K Race Registration

Our end of season 5K race is the GHS Swamp Rabbit 5K on  Friday, May 2 at 6:30pm.
All GOTR participants and family members must complete a race waiver to participate.
The race registration fee is $6 per runner. We cover the fee for the girls.

Please download a race waiver here and return it to us, with race entry fees, by April 25.
GOTR Participant Wavier
Family Member/Running Buddy Waiver


Coach of the Year Contest

GOTR coaches are one of the big reasons why Girls on the Run is so much fun!

Girls can express why they believe their coach deserves to win the annual Coach of the Year Award through writing, coloring, drawing, painting, bedazzling… you name it!

Print the Official Contest Form for details.

All entries must be postmarked by June 15, 2014.


Secret Essay Contest

Tell us: How Does Girls on the Run give you confidence to pursue your dreams?" 

Print the Official Entry Form for details. You could win $500!
Entries must be postmarked by April 30 and received by May 4, 2014.


Join SoleMates & Run for a Cause!

Register For SoleMates

SoleMates is the charity running leg of GOTR.  We are seeking male and female athletes (runners, joggers, walkers, cyclists, swimmers, etc.) to raise money for Girls on the Run scholarships for our 2014 season.

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $262 by their race date.

Email girlsontherun@ghs.org or call (864) 455-3252 or 864-455-4001 for more information.

Visit our SoleMates page: click here.


Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) designed to develop and enhance girls' social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. Over the course of the program girls will:

  • Develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. 

Such life skills will prevent unhealthy and risky behaviors, such as physical inactivity and negative body image, and promote positive health outcomes.

Girls on the Run of Greenville Health System’s Children’s Hospital is an affiliate council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils in the United States and Canada. Click Here to watch a video about Girls on the Run.

Girls on the Run of Greenville Health System’s Children’s Hospital serves the cities of Greenville, Travelers Rest, Taylors, Easley, Simpsonville, Central, and Clemson. We are a community collaboration relying entirely on the generosity and support of our participants, community members, businesses, organizations, and foundations.

Call (864) 455-3252 or 455-4001 to learn more.